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Major roadworks scheme revealed ahead of Cannock designer outlet opening

By Jordan Reynolds | Cannock | Transport | Published:

Building work is under way ready to open the £160m West Midlands Designer Outlet village next year.

What the designer outlet will look like

A busy road in Cannock will be closed completely in the latest phase of works to create a new retail development, bringing disruption for drivers.

The A460 between the Hayes Way roundabout and the Lichfield Road roundabout will be closed in both directions from 6am on June 17 to 6am on July 1.

Work is being carried out by Staffordshire County Council and will pave the way for the £160 million McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Village, which is set to be completed in 2020.

Work is under way at the site

McArthurGlen has committed £15m to the road improvement scheme, which runs along the A460 to Churchbridge.

For the work to be carried out, the council’s highways team will also need to temporarily close other sections of the A460.

Night time closures from 7pm to 6am will be in place in both directions on the section between Hayes Way and the McDonalds roundabout on July 3, 4 and 5.

Hayes Way will remain closed at its junction with the A460 throughout the works period.

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A new dual carriageway will be built in a bid to ease traffic around the new outlet village

Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport Helen Fisher said: “The McArthurGlen Designer Outlet is a hugely important development for Staffordshire and the wider region. It will create jobs and bring visitors into Cannock, boosting the local economy.

“The road improvement scheme is therefore vital in paving the way for the development. Undoubtedly it will create some disruption, but it is a necessary part of the development. Traffic management has been carefully planned to minimise disruption as much as is possible.

“We would ask people to allow additional time if travelling along in this area and would like to thank people for their ongoing patience.”

The road improvements will include access and improvements on the A460 Eastern Way, Churchbridge interchange and Orbital Way, widening the A460 Eastern Way to a dual carriageway and creating slip roads to the designer outlet as well as new footpaths and cycle ways.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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