Work on Stafford Western Access Route underway

Works to support the structural design of a new road which will bring future investment to Stafford and ease town centre congestion were completed on Friday (26 February).

Trial piles were installed along one section of the Stafford Western Access Route throughout last week. This will enable the project team to draw up final designs and ensure it can minimise noise and vibration from the construction work.

Plans for the route were approved in November after the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Enterprise Partnership secured £16.1 million for the project through the government’s Local Growth Fund.

Staffordshire County Council’s economy, environment and transport leader Mark Winnington visited the site with Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Enterprise Partnership chairman David Frost on the final day of the works.

Frost said: “The trial works have gone well with nothing unexpected which is good news. This is the first physical work on the project so it is significant. It means the team can finalise the design and explore options to reduce the impact of the main works by finding the best way to build the new road. People can see the project is now under way and we will of course continue to liaise with residents throughout the works.”

 

Pictured: Mark Winnington (left) with David Frost at one of the information boards for the project

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