Smoother journeys to come thanks to A5 resurfacing scheme

National Highways have announced that drivers using the A5 through Staffordshire will soon be enjoying smoother and safer journeys as major resurfacing works are being carried out.

Resurfacing work is to be carried out along a busy stretch of the A5 in Staffordshire which will bring smoother journeys for road users.

The work will be carried out between the A5/A4601 Longford Island junction and the A5/A460 Churchbridge interchange near Cannock due to the deteriorating condition of the carriageway.

The route will be resurfaced and road studs replaced during the scheme which begins on Monday 29 January 2024 and is expected to finish May 2024.

Road closures are needed to ensure the safety of road users and workers while the work is being carried out.

To reduce disruption, the work will be carried out in phases so only a small section of the carriageway is closed at any given time.

The phases are:

  •  Phase 1 – 29 January to 9 February, phased closures of A5/A4601 Longford
  •  Phase 2 – 12 to 22 February, A5 closed in both directions from A5/A4601 Longford Island to junction with Delta Way.
  •  Phase 3 – 23 February to 7 March, A5 closed in both directions from Delta Way junction to North Street/ Walkmill Lane
  •  Phase 4 – 8 to 21 March, A5 closed in both directions from North Street/ Walkmill Lane junction to Bridge Street
  •  Phase 5 – 22 March to 19 April, full closure of the A5/A460 Churchbridge roundabout
  •  Phase 6 – 23rd April to 13th May, full closure of the A5/A34 Great Wyrley (M6 Toll T7 exit) roundabout and A5/A460 Burger King (M6 Toll T7 entry) roundabout.

These will be carried out overnight, Monday to Friday, between 8pm and 6am and clearly signed diversion routes, agreed with the local authority, will be in place.

National Highways Project Manager, Simon Wagstaff, said:

“We appreciate that roadworks can be disruptive but this resurfacing work along the A5 is essential maintenance which will help to improve people’s journeys with smoother and safer roads.

“We’re trying to limit disruption by carry out the road closures in phases, but we would advise motorists to allow extra time for their journeys.”

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