Staffordshire County Council's top priority is creating the right condition for businesses to invest, grow and thrive in the county. Improving roads and reducing congestion is essential for making Staffordshire one of the best places in the country to do business.
The A50 is the most important link road between the East and West Midlands and is lined by a number of major employers. Reducing traffic congestion around Uttoxeter to keep parts, products and people on the move will support local businesses, major tourist attractions such as Alton Towers and create more jobs and opportunities for Staffordshire's people.
The A50 Growth Corridor projects are a multi-million pound Government investment and the proposal consists of two separate projects:
Project A is the creation of a new junction to the west of Uttoxeter near a new housing development and business park.
Project B to the east of Uttoxeter proposes to install a new junction and remove two existing roundabouts which cause significant traffic congestion, particularly at peak times.
While trunk roads are managed by the Highways Agency, the proposed improvement works will be delivered on its behalf by Staffordshire County Council.
Why We Are Consulting
This consultation has now closed.
The county council consulted with residents, businesses and all interested parties between 24th February and 10th March 2014, focussing primarily on proposals for Project A.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank those who provided feedback. This will help us to identify any necessary changes required to the planning process.
To view the consultation feedback and to find out the latest information on the project please visit www.staffordshire.gov.uk/a50growthcorridor. Here you can look at the proposed designs and also read the Frequently Asked Questions which will give you more detail on the project.
Further consultation will take place later in the year and residents will have the opportunity to have their say on Project B. A formal public consultation period will also happen for each project when a planning application is submitted. The planning application for Project A will be submitted in April 2014.