Major Stafford roadworks to start this summer

Road works in Stafford Road works in Stafford

The A34 Lichfield Road will feature partial closures this summer to allow for major road improvements to be made. Planned improvements include resurfacing the roads, the addition of cycle lanes, and bridge repairs. Improvements for pedestrians will also be carried out. 

Staffordshire County Council are currently finalising plans for the road improvement scheme and hopes to keep the impact on residents, businesses, and drivers to a minimum. The roadworks will be completed in stages and will take a year to complete.

Work will start in July on the section between Weeping Cross and Queensville. Exact dates are yet to be announced. 

The A34 will not be fully closed during the day while the improvements are being carried out. Instead, one-way systems and temporary traffic lights will be used to organise traffic. However, night-time closures may be implemented. 

Mark Deaville, the strategic cabinet member for highways, stated: “While this project will bring considerable and lasting improvements to one of the major routes into Stafford, we understand the concern it will bring in terms of disruption”. 

To keep Stafford residents informed, the council will host public engagement events to explain the upcoming changes to the road and to answer any questions. 

Funding for this work comes from the £9m improvement package received through the Government’s Levelling Up Fund. The A449 will also be improved this summer. 

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