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Major town road scheme begins as people reminded of bus route changes

Posted on Wednesday 3rd July 2024
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A34 Radford Bank

As a major road scheme begins in Stafford, bus users are being reminded of service changes put in place due to the works.

The scheme will see improvements from the A34 Weeping Cross to the Queensville island. This will be followed by works on the section from Queensville to Queensway next spring.

Work has now started at the Weeping Cross roundabouts. Improvements through the scheme 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.

A video explaining the scheme can be viewed on the county council’s Facebook page.

The scheme will then progress along Radford Bank from September, including Radford Bridge, past Aldi and towards Queensville island.

From this week, bus service alterations between Stafford and Rugeley, Lichfield and Cannock have been put in place. While services towards Stafford town centre remain unaffected, those travelling out of Stafford have been temporarily changed.

People needing to travel to Baswich, Wildwood and Brocton should use the 826 service to Rugeley which will go via Milford, loop around the three communities and continue to Rugeley. Those travelling to Lichfield should use the new 828 service. The 74 service to Cannock will go to Queensville and then through Penkridge.

Anyone needing further information should visit the Chaserider services website.

A one-way closure will be in place along the A34 Radford Bank, allowing traffic to travel towards town only for four months from early September, together with some full night-time closures for resurfacing. Temporary traffic signals will be in place on the Baswich Lane bridges during this period.

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.

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

This major scheme in Stafford, which will bring significant improvements to this stretch of the A34, is now under way.

The project team will continue to work hard to minimise disruption as much as possible. Some bus services, mainly outbound from Stafford, have been altered to accommodate the works and we’d urge people to familiarise themselves with the revised timetables.

We will of course keep people updated with information and progress on the scheme throughout.”

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