FIVE nights of closures on the A50 have been cut to four. Work originally planned on the eastbound carriageway near Uttoxeter, due to begin yesterday, is no longer necessary after engineers rescheduled the work programme.
The remaining scheduled closures will continue as planned between Thursday January 17 and Sunday, January 20. They are:
closed overnight westbound only on Thursday, January 17
closed overnight in both directions Friday, January 18, Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20.
All closures will be from 8pm until 5.30am and take place between the B5030 roundabout at Uttoxeter and the A521 roundabout at Blythe Bridge.
Signposted diversions will be in place and the route will be the same for vehicles travelling in both directions. From the east, traffic will be diverted northwards from the A50 at Uttoxeter 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 The Dove Way and stay on the A518 clockwise around Uttoxeter and follow the road towards Stafford.
Vehicles will then follow the A51 and A34 towards Stoke-on-Trent, before joining the A500 and then the A50 to Blythe Bridge. The route is reversed from the west.
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