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A50 Closures in June

The Parish Council have been advised by Staffordshire County Council of the following closures to the A50 in June:

Dear Parish Council,

Surfacing of the new slip roads and three roundabouts has been completed recently and the next main piece of work will take place in June. This is when we will integrate the new slip roads on and off the A50 into the existing dual carriageway.

To do this as safely and quickly as possible, while keeping inconvenience to the public to a minimum, there will be a series of overnight closures between the B5030 roundabout at Uttoxeter and the A521 roundabout at Blythe Bridge:
Wednesday, 13 June from 8.00 p.m. to 5.30 a.m.
Westbound carriageway closed. Eastbound carriageway open as usual.
Thursday, 14 June from 8.00 p.m. to 5.30 a.m.
Eastbound carriageway closed. Westbound carriageway open as usual.
Friday, 15 June from 8.00 p.m. to 5.30 a.m.
Carriageway closed in both directions.
Saturday, 16 June from 5.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Inside lanes of both carriageways will remain closed.
Saturday, 16 June from 8.00 p.m. to 5.30 a.m.
Carriageway closed in both directions.
Sunday, 17 June from 8.00 p.m. to 5.30 a.m.
Carriageway closed in both directions.

During the closures, we will put a fully signed diversion route in place, suitable for all vehicles, including HGVs. Highways England will put advance notices warning of the closures on its wider A-road and motorway network to encourage traffic to take alternative routes on the nights of the closures.

Traffic heading east will be diverted northwards from the A50 on to the B5030 for a few hundred yards to the roundabout with the A518. Traffic will turn right there, cross back over the A50 along Dove Way and continue on the A518 clockwise around Uttoxeter and follow the road towards Stafford. Vehicles will then follow the A51 and A34 towards Stoke-on-Trent and then on to the A500. The route is reversed from the west.

The Shell petrol station, which stands on the westbound carriageway a few hundred yards west of the B5030 roundabout, will remain open as normal and access will be maintained via the A522.

We would like to thank everyone in advance for their patience.

The A50 Growth Corridor Team