Staffs to fix local roads for local people

04/07/2022
Chris Ames

Staffordshire County Council has announced a £3.9m scheme to resurface seven key roads across the county.

The highway authority said the roads have been chosen based on their current condition and status as a major gateway for traffic.

The scheme is funded with £15.5m pledged by the council for highway maintenance earlier this year, which the council said will see an estimated extra 9,000 potholes repaired this year, alongside the 35,000 repaired in a typical year.

David Williams, the council’s cabinet member for highways and transport, said the major resurfacing schemes are targeting main routes where fixing potholes by temporary patching is no longer viable.

He said: ‘Although resurfacing a road is incredibly expensive both in terms of materials [and] time and can bring short-term disruption to motorists, the long-term benefits for all road users will be worth it.

‘We know good roads are important for our residents, so these latest projects have been chosen due to their condition and status as major gateways into towns and villages. This way, local people can enjoy the benefit of local good roads.’

The roads to be resurfaced are:

  • A34 Walton Island, Stone
  • A51 / A518 London Road, Weston
  • A521 Uttoxeter Road, Blythe Bridge
  • A460 Wolverhampton Road roundabout, Saredon
  • A5195 Ogley Hay Road roundabout, Burntwood
  • B4210 Broad Lane, Essington
  • C0091 Station Road/Dovecliffe Road, Rolleston on Dove

Projects are currently scheduled to start in late summer, with a completion by the end of March 2023, dependent on good weather conditions.

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