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A50 – Closures – Jan/Feb 2018

Cllr Philip Atkins from Staffordshire County Council has updated the Parish Council on the following closures of the A50.

On 29 and 30 January and 3 February, the A50 will be closed westbound.  On 31 January, 1 and 2 February, the A50 will be closed eastbound.
The closures will be from 8.00 p.m. until 5.30 a.m. and will happen between the A521 roundabout at Blythe Bridge and the B5030 roundabout at Uttoxeter, where McDonald’s stands.
The diversion route will be the same for vehicles travelling in both directions.  From the east, traffic will be diverted northwards from the A50 at Uttoxeter 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 The 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, before joining the A500 and then the A50 to Blythe Bridge.
The Shell petrol station, which is on the westbound carriageway a few hundred yards west of the B5030 roundabout, will remain open as normal and access will be maintained at all times via the A522.  Full access will also be maintained at all times to The Parks restaurant, which is open as usual.
We would like to apologise for any disruption and thank you for your patience and understanding while this important work is done.