Nearly £20 million will be invested in Mid-Staffordshire’s major road network

Levelling Up funding was provisionally allocated to Staffordshire County Council for a package of transport projects on the major road network in Mid-Staffordshire.

The Mid-Staffordshire major road network package includes three projects which will transform the area.  

Improvements will be made to the A38(T)/A5121 junction that will make it easier to travel in and out of Burton. 

This includes: 

  • widening the junction and on approaches 
  • improvements to the adjacent B5018/A5121 junction 
  • new traffic signal controllers which will help future traffic levels on local, regional and national networks between the West and East Midlands, and beyond 

Levelling Up funding will support improvements for all users on the major road network including active travel and public transport. This will make it easier to access jobs and training for people travelling through Burton, Stafford and Cannock.  

Improvements will be made to the A5121 in Burton and A34 in Cannock and Stafford that include:  

  • improved bus services 
  • reconstructing worn out roads and repairing Radford River bridge and Queensville rail bridge 
  • new and improved pavements and crossings for pedestrians and cyclists 
  • new street lightings 

This project aims to prioritise bus services along the A511 in Burton and the A34 between Cannock and Stafford to make buses more reliable and reduce delays.  

This includes: 

  • replacing old buses with new and improved low emission buses  
  • improved real time passenger information and bus stops 
  • traffic signal upgrades and a new traffic management system to provide buses with more priority 

David Williams, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport,  said:  “This is a major investment into our central highways network bringing considerable long-term benefits to our communities. 

“Projects include increasing capacity and improving traffic flow on a key gateway junction to Burton, which will also support new housing and employment development. 

In Stafford and Cannock there will be considerable improvements for cyclists, pedestrians, bus passengers and road users in the urban centres and along the main route that links the two towns. This brings better connectivity, supports regeneration and encourages active travel.” 


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