Posted on Friday 22nd September 2023
Works on a £1.4 million scheme on the A34 Stone Road in Stafford have now been completed.
The final phase of works started on August 14, and saw the road from Balfour Grove to Holmcroft Road resurfaced over the course of 6 weeks.
Works included planing off the carriageway, replacing ironwork, resurfacing the road, and finishing off with white lining.
The scheme is part of a wider £30 million investment the county council is making into its roads over the next two years. The investment aims to improve major gateways into Staffordshire and is on top of an extra £5 million to fix highways defects across the county.
Staffordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport David Williams said:
“The A34 from Balfour Grove to Holmcroft Road has been completely resurfaced, and residents can look forward to smoother journeys in this area from now on.
“We know good roads are important for residents, which is why we’ve invested £30 million over the next two years into keeping them safe and well-maintained. We’ve also concentrated on major gateways into our towns, to ensure the roads that have the most use are kept in good condition.”
Local county councillor Jonathan Price said:
“Obviously with any roadworks comes some amount of disruption, and I want to thank people for bearing with us throughout the closure of the road. After hearing the comments of many residents on how good the road looks now, I am sure that those who regularly use this stretch of the A34 will see and feel the benefit of driving on a brand-new road surface.”