Highways improvements along the A34 near Stone in Staffordshire have been announced, with the County Council’s highways teams will be carrying out kerbing, drainage and carriageway resurfacing work at The Fillybrooks/Walton Roundabout, the A520 Stafford Road and the B5026 Eccleshall Road.
The £1 million scheme is part of a £30 million being spent on the county’s roads over the next two years. The investment aims to improve major gateways into Staffordshire and is on top of an extra £5 million to fix highways defects across the county.
The scheme is expected to take around 15 weeks to complete and will include a combination of temporary lane and road closures to ensure the work can be carried out safely.
David Williams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council said: “This is an important scheme for the area which will help to prolong the life of the road and deliver smoother journeys for drivers.
“Good roads are important for residents, motorists and of course the economy and it is important to invest in keeping them safe and well maintained. This is why we recently announced an extra investment of £5 million in pothole repairs, on top of an extra £30 million investment in larger repairs and resurfacing of roads and junctions over the next two years.
“To make sure the work can be carried out safely, some temporary lane and road closures are necessary. Any vehicles requiring access through the road closure to their properties should also take extra care whilst driving within the works area. As ever, our crews will be doing everything they can to minimise any inconvenience and I would like to thank people in advance for their co-operation.”
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