Information event for Stafford Western Access Route

By Jordan Reynolds | Stafford | News | Published:

An information event about the progression of a multi-million-pound Stafford road project will take place later this month.

A map showing plans for the Stafford Western Access Route

Work on the Stafford Western Access Route began last summer. The new road will enable millions of pounds worth of new housing and business development to take place. It will also improve traffic flow in the town centre, particularly by the railway station.

An information event is taking place on January 22 to enable people to find out more about the work programme over the next six months, an update on demolition works of the old Saint Gobain buildings on Doxey Road, piling works and traffic management plans.

It is being held at the site office (compound on former Saint Gobain site), Doxey Road, Stafford. Project team members will be on hand to answer any questions throughout the event between 2pm and 7pm.

Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader Mark Winnington said: “The Stafford Western Access Route is an essential part of Stafford’s ambitious growth plans. It will enable future development contained in the borough’s local plan – notably the delivery of thousands of new homes and business, office and retail space. It will also reduce congestion in the town centre, particularly around the railway station.

“We have and continue to keep in contact with local residents, businesses and partner organisations and we hope people will come along to the event to find out more about the next phases of the scheme.”

In December a temporary roundabout opened on Doxey Road, providing access to the Sainsbury’s and borough council car park until the realigned permanent roundabout opens. Demolition of the old Saint Gobain buildings on Doxey Road is also well under way, paving the way for a new roundabout and future development.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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