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Road safety improvements on A519 to get underway this weekend

Work on a road safety scheme on the A519 Clayton Road in Newcastle is due to get underway on Sunday 8 October.

The scheme will include reducing the speed limit from 60mph to 40mph, along with additional signage, and changes to road markings. Work will also include the installation of a power line to service the new illuminated signs.

To ensure the improvements can be made safely and to minimise disruption to the travelling public the work will be carried out over a maximum of three consecutive Sundays starting on 8 October. During this time the southbound lane of the A519 will be closed to traffic from 8am to 3pm.

A local diversion via Northwood Lane, Whitmore Road and Newcastle Road will be in place while the work is being carried out.  HGV’s and commercial vehicles will be diverted onto the A53 Priory Road, A5182 Trentham Road and Newcastle Road.

Helen Fisher, Cabinet Support Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council said:

“Keeping our roads safe is one of our key priorities and our roads continue to be amongst the safest in the country.

“This scheme will not only slow down traffic on the road making it safer for motorists but will also make it safer for those pedestrians using the local crossings.

“Our highways crews will be carrying out the work on Sundays, when traffic is quieter to minimise any inconvenience to drivers.  I would like to thank people in advance for their patience and co-operation while the work is being done.”