A500 Overnight Closures

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Etruria Porthill junctions and Orford street. Photo- Highways England

Please be advised that there will be works carried out on the A500 between Wolstanton and Porthill overnight next week. The work will include asset repairs, vegetation maintenance and the replacement of temporary road markings. For the safety of road users and workers, the A500 will be closed between 10pm and 5am each night.

From Monday 23 September for three nights, the A500 northbound will be closed between the A527 Wolstanton and A5271 Porthill junctions, with a signed diversion via the A53, A50 and A527.

From Thursday 26 September for three nights (including Saturday), the A500 southbound will be closed between the A5271 Porthill and A527 Wolstanton junctions, with a signed diversion via the A527, A50 and A53.

A spokesperson for Highways England said
“We’re continuing to work on the A500 northbound and southbound verges. Narrow lanes are in place to allow us to keep two lanes of the A500 open so we can complete the work safely and efficiently. Lane 1 is wider and we recommend that larger vehicles like HGVs use lane 1 when driving through the work.

We’ve left the lighting along the southbound verge in place to provide temporary lighting for both sides of the A500.

We’re currently installing a retaining wall, which will support the embankment and allow us to build the new shared pedestrian and cycle path along the A500 northbound.”

Photo- Highways England

Following the completion of the retaining wall in early September, Highways England will move the gas and water pipes then start installing new drainage.

and will be starting start embankment widening on the southbound verge.

The majority of work will take place weekdays between 7.30am and 5.30pm. There will be occasions when we need to close the A500 north or southbound overnight and will put clearly signed diversion routes in place.