Residents and businesses have been having their say on a multi-million pound Government investment programme to drive economic growth along the A50 Growth Corridor in Staffordshire.
Around 900 people attended public drop events to find out more about the two projects which will help support the creation of around 8,000 jobs, the development of 1,800 new homes, reduce congestion and improve road safety.
The investment will see the major trunk road improved in two separate projects around Uttoxeter. Project A will create a new junction to the west to support housing and a new business park while Project B will focus on improving safety and reducing traffic delays by removing two roundabouts and creating a new junction to the east.
The public exhibition ended this month and Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Infrastructure, said he was delighted so many people took the opportunity to find out more about the projects.
These two projects will support businesses and communities right along the A50 delivering growth, jobs and investment along the corridor linking the East and West Midlands.
These projects are excellent news for communities and businesses alike and will also cut congestion, reduce journey times and help improve safety on this busy trunk road too.
If planning permission is granted, work on Project A involving the creation of a new junction to the West of Uttoxeter is expected to begin in December.
A planning application for Project B to install a new junction and remove two roundabouts to the East of Uttoxeter will be considered separately at a later date.
The two projects are being funded by the Department for Transport and are being designed and delivered by the county council on behalf of the Government’s Highways Agency.