Work to start on roads access to £160m designer village

By Marion Brennan | Cannock | News | Published:

Work is due to start next week on a £15 million access route to serve the emerging designer shopping centre in Cannock.

Councillor Helen Fisher

The roads project, between Churchbridge and the A460 Eastern Way, will pave the way for the £160m retail village due to open in 2020

From next Monday(3rd), Hayes Way will be closed from the junction of Eastern Way to Pheasant Way so work can be carried out safely. The closure will remain for the duration of the works, with bus companies operating diversions.

The move means only three-way temporary signals, rather than four-way, will need to be used, significantly reducing traffic queues.

Motorists will be unable to join the A460 from Hayes Way or to turn into the road from the A460 island. Drivers will need to use other routes to access the A5190 Lichfield Road and the B4154 Hednesford Road. The A460 will remain open to traffic.

Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport Helen Fisher said: "The road improvement scheme is vital. Undoubtedly it will create some disruption in the area but it is a necessary part of the development."

Permission for the designer village at Mill Green was granted in September 2016. It is expected to create 1,000 jobs.

Marion Brennan

By Marion Brennan

News and features reporter, specialising in human interest and local history stories.


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