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Progress continues at major road improvement scheme

Posted on Monday 11th September 2023
Pets at Home

A major road improvement scheme to the north of Stafford is progressing well and moves to its next phase this weekend.

The project has seen the construction of a roundabout junction to provide access to the new Pets at Home development on the A34, which is now open. It is expected to employ more than 750 people when fully operational.

Staffordshire County Council’s highways team is building a new roundabout on the A34 to provide access to the development. The works have been funded by commercial property developer Stoford.

A southbound closure will be needed overnight this Friday September 15 from 8pm until 6am between the new roundabout and the A513 Redhill roundabout.

This will allow for surfacing works to take place safely. Access to properties and Redhill Business Park will be maintained and a signed southbound diversion will be in place for all other traffic.

From Saturday September 16, temporary restrictions including a 30mph speed limit and 3.65m width restriction will remain in place.

The highways scheme includes improved cycling and pedestrian facilities, a signalised crossing, new bus stops and improved street lighting. It is scheduled for completion late this year.

Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport David Williams said:

We’re now reaching the final stages of this project which provides access to the new Pets at Home development which will create hundreds of jobs in our county.

To begin the next phase we unfortunately need to put in an overnight southbound closure on overnight this Friday, with temporary restrictions remaining in place afterwards.

We’d like to thank people for their understanding while work continues and we look forward to its completion later this year.”

Now employment opportunities at the 670,000sq ft facility are being advertised and can be found at: www.petsathomejobs.com

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