Road to recovery with £69m works poised to begin

Road improvement projects totalling £69 million are being lined up to improve life for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians across Staffordshire.

A460 Lodge Lane, Cannock - one of the routes up for improvement
A460 Lodge Lane, Cannock - one of the routes up for improvement

Alongside huge projects such as the Stafford Western Bypass and Lichfield Southern Bypass, Staffordshire County Council is planning upgrades to busy junctions, traffic signals and improving footways and cycle paths.

Some of the works in the pipeline include:

  • A new pedestrian crossing by Doxey Primary School, Stafford.

  • Accident reduction measures on part of A460 Lodge Lane, Cannock.

  • A pedestrian link between Codsall train station and car park.

  • Improving signs, junctions and provision for pedestrians and cyclists in Burntwood.

Other works for the next 12 months include local speed limit changes, restricting heavy vehicle access and introducing parking schemes.

David Williams, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “Staffordshire has thousands of miles of highway network.

"Our spring campaign of patching and repairing potholes caused by winter freezing and flooding will begin soon and there is always more to be done.

“By investing millions of pounds in new roads, footpaths and cycleways, as well as improving junctions, signs and lighting we are prioritising schemes that make our highways safer for all and boost the county’s economy recovery from Covid-19.”

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