Council increases investment in major highway routes

Staffordshire County Council has increased its investment in major highway resurfacing projects.

After previously announcing an investment of £3.9 million, the county council has added a further £1.3 million bringing the total investment to £5.2 million.

The extra money means the A34 Stone Road, through Holmcroft in Stafford has been added to the list of key roads due to be resurfaced. All roads have been chosen based on their current condition and status as a major gateway for traffic.

The complete list of schemes is:

· 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
· A34 Stone Road, through Holmcroft

Projects are still being scheduled, with the first due to begin in late summer.

The money is part of a £15.5 million investment by the county council to repair and maintain the county’s roads.

David Williams, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport said: “Having good roads is important for everyone, from residents to businesses, so it is essential we do everything we can to make improvements to major gateways to traffic in our county.

“This added extra investment will allow us to resurface a further part of the A34 where fixing defects is no longer viable. The benefits of having improved major gateways and smoother journeys into the county will be experienced by everyone who lives and works in Staffordshire.”

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