People living in Meir Heath will soon benefit from a new zebra crossing being installed in the village.
Staffordshire County Council Highways team will be installing a new Zebra crossing on Hilderstone Road north of its junction with Golborn Avenue.
The work will include the installation of the crossing and belisha beacons, widening of the footpath, new road lighting, followed by resurfacing and updated road markings. The work started on Monday 26th March and is expected to take around three weeks to complete.
To ensure the work can be carried out safely, some lane restrictions will be in place along with temporary traffic lights for one or two days. The road will be closed from Tuesday 3 April from 9.30am to 3pm In order to install the new lighting and carry out the resurfacing work. A signed diversion will be in place along the A520 Stone Road / Longton Road to and from Stone. Then the B5027 Lichfield Road / Uttoxeter Road, followed by returning to the B5066 Hilderstone Road.
Helen Fisher, Cabinet Support Member for Transport and Highways at Staffordshire County Council said:
“Keeping our roads safe for pedestrians and drivers is one of our top priorities and our roads continue to be amongst the safest in the country.
“The work is expected to take around three weeks to complete with some lane closures to make sure the work can be done safely. Highways crews will be doing everything they can to minimise any disruption and I would like to thank people in advance for their co-operation while the work is being done.”
Local County Councillor Ian Parry said:
“We do listen to residents and work with local communities and parish councils when they have concerns about road safety in their area. The new crossing is great news for people in the area and now means that children and their parents will be able to cross the road and get to and from school safely.”
Pedestrians will have access to properties throughout the works, however, vehicles will be restricted during the resurfacing work.