A50 Updates

A50 Growth Corridor update: end November 2018

Hello,

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.

Mail the A50 Growth Corridor Team at a50growthcorridor@staffordshire.gov.uk

Visit the A50 Growth corridor web page at https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/transport/staffshighways/roadworks/schemeinfo/eaststaffs/A50-Growth-Corridor/A50-Growth-Corridor.aspx