A50 Growth Corridor: Uttoxeter
The A50 Growth Corridor projects are part of a multi-million pound Government investment. The aim is to:
- cut congestion
- address safety concerns
- support local businesses
- create more jobs and opportunities for Staffordshire people
Highways England manages the A50 trunk road. The Government announced proposals to improve the A50 around Uttoxeter. This is part of the National Infrastructure Plan. It was announced in the Autumn Statement in December 2013.
The Government then incorporated this into The Road Investment Strategy (2014) and Delivery Plan. These are underpinned in law by the Infrastructure Act 2015. Highways England has appointed us to be its delivery partner for the projects.
We are delivering these works through two separate and discrete projects:
Project A: Western Junction
This is being carried out by Carillion and project managed by Amey on our behalf as part of the Infrastructure + strategic partnership. Its construction began in June 2016 and is on course to be completed in November 2018.
It will deliver a grade-separated junction on the A50 to the West of Uttoxeter and will provide improved access to new housing and employment sites to the south of the A50. It will also improve access to the existing and new JCB factories to the north of the A50.
Project B: Eastern Junction
This is located to the East of Project A. Highways England is currently considering how to take this project forward.
Enquiries about Project B should be sent to:
The closure of the A522 north of the A50, between the new roundabout and JCB World Parts Centre, which was scheduled for this coming weekend, has been postponed. Early digging near the JCB entrance has revealed more preparatory work needs doing before we can tie in the A522 carriageway with the upgraded A50 junction. We will resolve this as quickly as possible and then announce revised closure dates to allow the essential work to take place.
Plans to lift roadworks by the Shell garage on New Road, Uttoxeter, will go ahead as planned this weekend. Traffic will be able to travel freely in both directions from 5pm on Friday, November 30th to 9.30am on Monday, December 3rd. The roadworks by the Shell garage will be reinstated for the final time on the morning of December 3rd to finish installation of ducting and cabling and the work is scheduled to be complete by the afternoon of Friday, December 7th when the road will be permanently reopened in both directions.
On Monday, December 10th the A522 will be closed to all traffic in both directions west of Tunnicliffe Way, near The Parks. The closure will last from 9.30am on the 10th until 4pm on Friday, December 14th while surfacing work is carried out. Tunnicliffe Way residents travelling towards the town centre will be able to turn right along New Road.
We are in the very final stages of resurfacing and tying in the new roads with existing carriageways and the work will be finished soon. Your patience and understanding are appreciated.
Importance of the A50
The A50 is the most important transport link between the East and West Midlands and the planned improvements will also benefit major employers and their employees between Stoke-on-Trent and Derbyshire, making journeys quicker, easier and safer.
Staffordshire County Council is delivering these improvements on behalf of Highways England. We will continue to update you as the project progresses.
If you have a query for us about Project A, please e-mail us at email@example.com
Or write to us (freepost address):
FAO Lance Foxall
Senior Civil Engineer
Business Reply Service Licence No ST1649
A50 Growth Corridor Team
1 Staffordshire Place
Please send correspondence to Staffordshire County Council and not East Staffs Borough Council.