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Councillor Mark Deaville
County Councillor Mark Deaville

£83K road improvements for Stafford to start next month

A highways improvement scheme to improve and resurface a main Stafford road and its footways will start next month.

The £83k investment by Staffordshire County Council will see the resurfacing of the A518 Lichfield Road and its footways. Work will start on Monday 6 March and the scheme is expected to take around four weeks to complete.

To allow the Daytime footway resurfacing work to be carried out safely, some lane closures will be in place. The footway and bus stop near the Sun pub will also be closed while the work is carried out.  Road resurfacing work will be carried out at night times to keep disruption to businesses and the travelling public to a minimum. The road will be closed from the A34 Island to Bridge Street, from Monday 27 to Friday 31 March, 7pm to 7am.

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 highways are key to helping keep the county safely on the move and essential for our local economy to grow.

“With resurfacing work such as this, there will inevitably be some disruption as a result of the temporary overnight road closure, but every effort has been made to limit this and that is why we are doing some of the work at night time.  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 and pedestrians of any diversions.