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Stafford Western Access Route Exhibition

Residents were given the opportunity to find out more about the major scheme to support new homes and ease traffic congestion in the heart of Stafford at two public information events held In October and November 2014.

Detailed proposals for the Stafford Western Access Route were on show at the Oddfellows Hall, Greengate Street, Stafford  on Friday, October 31 and Saturday November 1.

Funding for the scheme was announced by the Government in summer 2014 as part of an £82 million growth deal for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

If approved, the preferred route will connect A518 Newport Road with A34 Foregate Street, removing traffic from congested town centre roads, benefiting business and allowing better access to new housing.

Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy, Environment & Transport, said: “The Growth Deal will not only help boost our economy further but will help deliver better jobs and prospects for local people across the county.

“Here in Stafford, the investment in this relief road is long overdue and to get the funding confirmed in the summer was great news for everyone who lives, works and visits the county town.

“We have already carried out a public consultation and we hope people will join us this weekend to find out more about these exciting proposals."

The planning application for the scheme is due to be submitted next spring and if approved the major improvements would start in 2016.

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