03 Apr 2024

Town centre transport improvement scheme moves to next phase


A regeneration project to improve roads, walking and cycling routes in Cannock town centre moves to its final phase on Monday April 8.

This will see work carried out on and around Beecroft Road roundabout, including A34 Ringway and Park Lane. Improvements will include installing a new road surface, new pedestrian guard rails, kerbs and footway repairs. The scheme is set to be completed by Friday April 26.

It follows the completion of work to create new shared cycle routes, upgraded crossing points and widened footways in Church Street and Ringway, as well as a new link from Allport Road to Beecroft Road car park. The scheme complements the wider regeneration plans for the town.

All work on the Beecroft Road roundabout phase will take place overnight between 7.30pm to 6am to minimise disruption. During these times, the A34 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Overnight closures will also be needed on Park Road and Beecroft Road during the works period.

The works will begin after National Grid has completed installing a new power supply to Cannock hospital on April 5.

People travelling through Cannock town centre while work is taking place are being advised to allow additional journey time.

Anyone wanting further information can find out more on the project webpage.

Staffordshire County Council’s assistant director for highways James Bailey said: “This scheme is complementing the wider regeneration of Cannock town centre – improving its roads and creating new routes for cyclists and pedestrians.

“We know there has been considerable disruption since works began in January and would again like to thank people for their patience and understanding. By carrying out the next phase of works overnight, we aim to keep disruption to a minimum.”

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