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Find out more about major roads improvement scheme at information event this month

Posted on Tuesday 4th June 2024
A34 Stafford 1

People can find out more about a major road improvement scheme in Stafford at an event this month.

Work will start on the A34 Lichfield Road at the Weeping Cross roundabouts on July 1. This will include road and footway resurfacing from the junction into the town centre, new pedestrian crossings and cycleways. There will also be maintenance of the Grade II Listed Radford River Bridge.

An information event will take place at Wildwood Community Centre on June 21 from 2pm to 7pm.

From July 1 works will begin at Weeping Cross, where there will be narrow lanes to allow for two-way traffic flow, with an inbound closure of Baswich Lane and the Radford Bank service road from August 2 until August 13. This will be followed by an outbound closure on Baswich Lane and Weeping Cross from August 14 to 19. Four-way temporary traffic lights will be used only when absolutely necessary.

There will also be lane closures on Queensville railway bridge while work takes place overnight on Saturdays during June and July.

A one-way closure along the A34 Radford Bank southbound for four months from early September and temporary traffic signals will be in place on the Baswich Lane bridges during this period.

There will also be night-time closures to resurface the road and pavements from August 23 to August 30 and then September 9 to 19.

Details on traffic management from Queensville roundabout to the town centre, which will be from January, will be issued soon, but will include a one-way closure and narrowing of lanes. Traffic will be inbound towards the town centre.

Work needs to take place now and for the next 12 months due to national funding requirements. Once completed the road surface will last for between 20 and 30 years.

People can find out more about the works by visiting the A34 webpage.

Staffordshire County Council’s assistant director for highways James Bailey said:

This scheme will bring significant improvements to this stretch of the A34 in Stafford.

There will be disruption for which we apologise for, but the team is working hard to minimise this as much as possible.

We will of course keep people updated with information and progress on the scheme and would urge people to attend our event on June 21, where they can ask our team any questions.

We do need to carry out this work now due to national funding requirements and would like to thank people in advance for their understanding.”

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