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Work on a £1.25 million highways improvement scheme in Burton to start next month

Posted on Friday 23rd February 2024

A major highways improvements scheme on a busy Burton Road will start on Monday 4 March 2024.

The £1.25 million scheme on the A5121 Derby Road is being carried out by Staffordshire County Council and is part of a wider £6 million investment in the town’s roads over the next two years.

Work will include reconstruction and resurfacing of the road and roundabouts between James Brindley Way and Pirelli Roundabout, along with repairs to drainage systems, kerbing, ironwork and footpaths where required.  The scheme is expected to take approximately 17 weeks to complete.

To ensure the work can be carried out safely and to minimise disruption, temporary traffic lights will be in place for the first seven weeks of the scheme.  Resurfacing phases will follow, requiring a combination of temporary road and lane closures, some nighttime works where required and a signed diversion will be in place.

The Derby Road scheme is being coordinated with the works being carried out at the Branston Interchange A38 junction to ensure that road closures will not be in place on both routes at the same time.

David Williams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council said:

“We know that good roads are essential for people and for our local economy which is why we are investing more than £6 million into highways in Burton over the next two years.

“This is another really important scheme for the town. Derby Road is one of the main routes into Burton and the impact of high volumes of car and heavy goods vehicles means it is now in need of reconstruction.  Once complete, drivers can look forward to smoother journeys and far fewer roadworks on the road for many years to come.

“As always, our crews will be doing their best to keep any disruption to a minimum and I would like to thank people for their co-operation while this vital work takes place.”

In Burton alone, a major programme of improvements is already underway, giving people smoother journeys.  Schemes already completed in Burton include those at Station Road, Clay Mills, Ashby Road, Wetmore Road and Hawkins Lane.  Further resurfacing works on Horninglow Road North in the vicinity of A38 overbridge, between Horninglow Croft and Farm Road will be completed shortly.

Other schemes at A511 Swan junction, Horninglow Street/ Guild Street junction and phase two of Horninglow Road North between Calais Road and Dover Road are also planned for later this year. These will also be carefully coordinated to minimise disruption in the town.

Further details on the A5121 Derby Road improvement scheme are available on the webpage.

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