A500 Etruria WideningRecently updated

Widening the A500 between Wolstanton and Porthill junctions near the Etruria Valley development.

Region:  West Midlands
Start date:  2019/2020
Cost:  TBC
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  Spring 2022
Programme:  

What impact will this have on my journey?

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The government announced this scheme in August 2014 as part of their Road Investment Strategy. We propose widening the A500 to provide an additional lane in both directions between A5271 (Porthill) and A527 Wolstanton. The scheme will tie in with the Stoke Growth Deal proposed improvements at the A500 Wolstanton junction and associated access into the Etruria Valley site. We are currently exploring design options for this scheme.

What next?

We’ll be conducting a range of surveys and assessments on the local environment including traffic volume surveys, noise and air quality impacts on the area. This information will help us explore different design options that would meet the aims we have for this scheme. Once we have more information available we will come and talk to you locally to explain our proposals and ask for your views. We expect to do this in spring 2017

Why we need the scheme

The section of the A500 around the urban area of Stoke-on-Trent suffers from:
  • congestion
  • journey time delays
  • closely-spaced junctions
  • places where the traffic merges in a non-standard way
  • a high number of collisions at these junctions and merge points as a result of the high volume of traffic
This scheme will also support the Etruria Valley Development by allowing the A500 to accommodate the new traffic this development will generate.

Aims

The aims of the scheme are to:
  • improve safety
  • reduce delays and queuing
  • improve journey time reliability.

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Planned roadworks

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 22 January 2017 to 24 January 2017. Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J17 and J18 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 2:55 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J15 and J14 . Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 31 January 2017 to 3 February 2017. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 2:55 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J14 and J16 . Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 31 January 2017 to 3 February 2017. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 2:55 pm
Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 30 March 2017. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Location : The A500 southbound exit slip to the A34 . Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 30 March 2017. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Location : The A500 northbound exit slip to the A34 . Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 1 April 2017. Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J16 and J15 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:30 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 28 January 2017. Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J14 and J15 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : from 00:53 on 9 January 2017 to 15:15 on 3 March 2017. Location : The A50 eastbound between the A521 Blythe Bridge East and the junction with the A518 . Status : Currently Active. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : from 17:33 on 5 January 2017 to 23:59 on 30 November 2017. Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J16 and J19 . Status : Currently Active. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 1 April 2017. Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J15 and J16 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm

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