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Major roundabout resurfacing set to begin

Motorists will benefit from a smoother road surface in Cannock, as work to resurface a major roundabout is set to begin.

Staffordshire County Council is investing £220,000 in resurfacing the road and replacing kerbs at Five Ways Island in Heath Hayes.

The works form part of a £35million investment in road and transport schemes in the county, to improve road safety and give families better access to cycle routes and train stations.

Staffordshire County Council’s support member for highways Helen Fisher said:

“Five Ways Island is a very well-used junction, and as a result the road surface has deteriorated to the point where it needs such a significant investment.  Because the island is so well used, it also requires sophisticated traffic management.

“Works will be carried out overnight in order to minimise disruption, and we’ve programmed the works to be in the school summer holidays when the roads are quieter.”

Work will be carried during the night to minimise any disruption during the works, which begin on August 14 and will take an estimated 2 weeks to complete.

The main resurfacing works will start on the evening of August 21, and are scheduled to last for 6 nights. Temporary road closures will be in place between the hours of 7.30pm and 6am.

Before that, officers will be undertaking minor kerbing, investigatory works, and will be removing the ironwork in preparation.

The island serves Cannock Road, Hednesford Road, Norton Road and Wimblebury Road.