There is a lot of work planned in the next few months, as this major project nears completion.
There will be five overnight closures of the A50 in June from the 13 to the 17 inclusive, to allow the integration of
new slip roads on and off the dual carriageway. Details can be found lower down.
After that, there will be a
complete 24-hour-a-day closure of the A522 from 16 July to 28 September just west of Tunnicliffe Way.
closure is to allow the removal of the embankment which raises the A522 up to the current bridge that crosses the A50
Workers will lower the area by approximately 20 feet, to allow the installation of new
drainage and utilities and the completion of the final stretch of the new A522 carriageway, footpaths and street
lighting to connect it to the new junction and bridge across the A50.
We appreciate this will cause
inconvenience, so perhaps allow a little extra time for journeys, but we thank you in advance for your patience. To
minimise disruption we have deliberately scheduled this important work to coincide with both the school holidays and the
summer holiday closure of the JCB Heavy Products factory when traffic levels are lower.
west on the A522 will be diverted on to the A50 at the B5030 McDonald’s roundabout and then leave the A50 at the new
junction, use the new bridge and re-join the A522. Those travelling east towards Uttoxeter will be diverted on to the
eastbound A50 and at the B5030 roundabout traffic wanting Uttoxeter town centre will be directed left to follow the A518
The Dove Way.
Diversions will be signposted nearer the time and maps showing alternative routes posted on our
webpage, while access to the Shell petrol station, which stands a few hundred yards west of the B5030 roundabout will be
maintained at all times.
Pedestrians will still be able to travel in both directions by following a short
diversion through Tunnicliffe Way and Torrance Grove and then along a temporarily-lit and resurfaced public footpath
before re-joining the A522.
Overnight closures in June
Wednesday, 13 June - 8pm to
Westbound carriageway closed, Eastbound carriageway open as usual.
Thursday, 14 June - 8pm to
Eastbound carriageway closed, Westbound carriageway open as usual.
Friday, 15 June - 8pm to
Carriageway closed in both directions.
Saturday, 16 June - 5.30am to 8pm
Inside lanes of both
carriageways will remain closed.
Saturday, 16 June - 8pm to 5.30am
Carriageway closed in both
Sunday, 17 June - 8pm to 5.30am
Carriageway closed in both directions
have been scheduled so that on Thursday, 14 June traffic heading towards Stoke-on-Trent will be able to get away from
the Ladies’ Night event at Uttoxeter racecourse without any difficulty. The dates of this work may change due to
There are also overnight closures of the A50 planned for Saturday, 14 July, and Sunday 15
July, between 8pm and 5.30am.
During the closures of the A50, we will put a fully signposted diversion route in
place, suitable for all vehicles, including HGVs. Highways England will put advance notices warning of the closures on
its wider A-road and motorway network to encourage traffic to take alternative routes on the nights of the
Traffic heading west will be diverted northwards from the A50 on to the B5030 for a few hundred yards
to the roundabout with the A518. Traffic will turn right there, cross back over the A50 along Dove Way and continue on
the A518 clockwise around Uttoxeter and follow the road towards Stafford. Vehicles will then follow the A51 and A34
towards Stoke-on-Trent and then on to the A500 and A50. The route is reversed from the west.