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A38 junction improvements set to begin

A £500,000 scheme to improve roads forming part of a junction of the A38 in East Staffordshire will begin on Monday July 31.

The five-week scheme will see the B5016 Station Road at Barton-under-Needwood resurfaced, along with three roundabouts and slip roads onto the A38. Kerbs and ironworks will also be replaced as part of the project.

From Monday there will be investigative work, kerb replacement and ironwork repairs. This phase will feature some traffic management, including lane closures. Main resurfacing will start on Monday August 14, needing traffic management during the day and full night-time closures on different sections with signed diversions in place. Closures will be put in place between 7.30pm and 6am on week nights only. The scheme is scheduled to be completed by Friday September 1.

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

Our £500,000 investment at Barton Turns is part of our wider package of improvements across the county, and one of a series at busy junctions. It has been programmed in for the holiday period to ensure it is completed by the time most people are back at work and school. Some full closures will be needed, though these will be at night-time to minimise disruption. We know the completion of this scheme will be welcomed. We would ask people to allow extra time for their journeys or plan alternative routes and thank people for bearing with us while work is carried out.”

People can see more detail, with live traffic information at www.roadworks.org