£43 million Staffordshire highway project joins ‘This is civil engineering’ campaign

The £43 million A50 Growth Corridor Project A is the latest West Midlands’ project to join ICE’s ‘This is civil engineering’ campaign, which aims to increase public awareness of the benefits of civil engineering projects.

Staffordshire highway project.
Staffordshire highway project.

The Highways England funded project sees the construction of a new grade separated junction to the A50 and associated link roads in Uttoxter, Staffordshire.

The project is being delivered by Staffordshire County Council, Amey and Carillion Tarmac Joint Venture.

The Scheme will provide an improved junction to the A50; this will include the construction of three new roundabouts, new slip roads, link roads, the demolition of the existing bridge and construction of a new bridge over the A50 with associated earthwork embankments, modification to street lighting, utility apparatus, drainage and new road construction.

The new junction will provide improved access to the area and help to ease congestion on this section of the A50. Several thousand new job opportunities are anticipated in the area and 1800 new houses will be created, boosting the local economy.

Highways England's investment in this key highway is part of a huge £1.8 billion investment to modernise the Midlands strategic road network. This investment will help create a safer, more accessible network and keep traffic moving, while unlocking economic growth with support for new jobs and homes. Staffordshire County Council is delivering these improvements on behalf of Highways England.

Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council's cabinet member for Economic Growth, said: "The A50 is the most important transport link between the East and West Midlands and the planned improvements will also benefit major employers and their employees between Stoke-on-Trent and Derbyshire, making journeys quicker, easier and safer."

The scheme will:

  • Improve road safety, help ease congestion, and reduce journey times – around 37,000 vehicles use the A50 on a daily basis.
  • Support 7,500 jobs along the A50 Corridor around Uttoxeter and the wider area.
  • Support development of up to 1800 homes in and around Uttoxeter.
  • Boost the local, regional and national economy.

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