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Motorists advised of daytime A50 lane closures at Uttoxeter

Motorists are being advised of off-peak daytime lane closures on the stretch of the A50 at Uttoxeter during the first three weeks of October.

The lane closures will take place on the eastern end of the stretch between the A521 Blythe Bridge roundabout and B5030 junctions. The work is part of the A50 Uttoxeter Growth Corridor Project improvement project being carried out by Staffordshire County Council on behalf of Highways England.

This will also see a new bridge built over the A50 to carry the A522 whilst the existing one is demolished. In addition three new roundabouts will be built and new slip roads onto the A50.

A single lane eastbound closure will be in place between 9.15am and 3pm Monday to Thursday and 9.15am and 2pm on Friday. The exit slip road onto the A522 eastbound will also be closed during these times. There will be no closures at the weekend. Closures will be in place from Monday October 3 until Friday October 23.

Staffordshire County Council’s economy leader Mark Winnington said:

We want motorists using the A50 to be aware of the off-peak daytime lane closures and if using the road at these times to allow additional travel time. The work is being done at these times to minimise disruption. It is part of the wider junction improvement project which will support local growth, ease congestion and improve safety.”

The project to upgrade the A50 was announced at the end of 2013 as part of the Government’s National Infrastructure Plan. The Highways England investment is part of a £1.8 billion investment to modernise the Midlands strategic road network and is being delivered by Staffordshire County Council on behalf of Highways England.