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Councillor Mark Deaville
County Councillor Mark Deaville

New roundabout to be built on main Staffordshire route

Work to build a roundabout on a main road to provide access to a housing development starts next week.

It will be built on the A51 Lea Hall Way near Rugeley and provide safe access to the housing development on former power station land. The £750,000 scheme, paid for by the housing developer, will see the new roundabout built 400 metres north west of the existing roundabout junction of with Wheelhouse Road.

In addition there will be new pavements and cycle paths into the development site, crossing facilities on the roundabout and new signs and lighting. The scheme will take 20 weeks to complete and finish in late July.

Throughout the works period there will be a temporary 30mph speed limit and there will be temporary traffic signals in place at times. When Lea Hall Way is resurfaced, the road will need to be closed for two days in May and for one week in July. Closure dates will be displayed closer to the times.

Staffordshire County Council’s highways leader Mark Deaville said:

The A51 around Rugeley is a busy route and close to areas seeing significant development. This roundabout will improve access and traffic flow onto the new housing development and should be completed in July. We support continued growth in Staffordshire which does involve improvement to roads and services. We’d urge people to allow extra time for their journeys and thanks them in advance for their patience while work is carried out.”