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Councillor Mark Deaville
County Councillor Mark Deaville

£120K road improvements for Loggerheads to start next month

A highways improvement scheme to improve and resurface a main road in Loggerheads will start next month.

The £120k investment by Staffordshire County Council will see the resurfacing of the A53 Newcastle Road. Preliminary Work will start on Monday 6 March and the scheme is expected to take around three weeks to complete.  To allow the resurfacing work to be carried out safely, temporary traffic lights will be in operation throughout the project.

From 20 March to 24 March, each of the four roads will be closed as follows to allow the resurfacing to be carried out;

A53 Newcastle Road for 100 metres in each direction from the mini islands, B5026 Mucklestone Road and Eccleshall Road, each for 100 metres from the A53. The closures will be phased to allow limited access and exact dates of each closure will be signed on site as works progress.  The bus stop and access road will also be closed as required during the work.

Mark Deaville, Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways at Staffordshire County Council explained that the investment was good news for people who live, work or pass through the area.

Mark said:

“Good roads are key to helping keep the county safely on the move and essential for our economy to grow.  With resurfacing work such as this, there will inevitably be some disruption as a result of the temporary road closures, but every effort has been made to minimise any impact on the travelling public.  I would like to thank people for their co-operation while the work is being carried out.”

Residents and businesses have been written to explaining about the works and advance signs will also be displayed advising motorists of the road closures and any diversions.