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March 3, 2022

Improvements set for major transport route

A regional transport body has released a major report outlining a series of improvements in Staffordshire – including in part of the Staffordshire Moorlands and East Staffordshire. The upgrades, which have been announced by Midlands Connect are for the A50/A500 corridor, and are targeted at “reducing congestion, supporting local businesses and promoting greener transport use – including the take up of electric vehicles.”

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May 26, 2020

Speed warning in lock down

POLICE and the fire service are calling for motorists to obey speed limits and behave ‘sensibly’ as lock down restrictions ease. The force warned drivers to obey speed limits as officers clocked a Porsche being driven at 114mph on the A50 near Uttoxeter over the Bank Holiday weekend.

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January 23, 2020

Second phase of road closure works ahead of schedule

HOUSING developers whose contractors are working on constructions which have partially closed a busy dual carriageway say one of its three development stages is due to be completed earlier than expected. The A521 in Blythe Bridge is currently partly shut as three phases of works on land adjacent to the road are being carried out as contractors complete development work on behalf of St Modwen Homes, who were previously granted planning permission to build up to 120 new homes on the site. St Modwen Homes confirmed to the Times and Echo that ‘Phase Two’ was set to finish Tuesday, January 21, six days earlier than previously scheduled.

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September 19, 2019

Busy road closure halted amid public backlash

PLANS to close a busy road in a Moorlands town for ten weeks have been put on hold after the scheduling provoked uproar with residents, community leaders and commuters. The A521 highway which runs from Froghall to Blythe Bridge before joining up to the A50 is a road that is used daily by thousands of commuters every day and plans were put in place to completely shut the dual carriageway both ways for several months so housing development works could be carried out. However, following a backlash from members of the community and councillors, the works have been suspended with no confirmation as to when they will officially commence.

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March 14, 2019

Woman dies after falling from bridge

A 34-YEAR-OLD woman has died after falling from a bridge over a busy road. The fatal incident happened early evening on Monday, March 11 on the A50 near to Meir. Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident which involved the woman being hit by a car after she had fallen from the bridge.

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January 17, 2019

A50 closures over weekend

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.

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May 23, 2018

New hope for bin bag puppy

CRUEL owners bound a puppy with twine and dumped him inside a bin bag on the A50.

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May 16, 2018


PLANS to build 118 homes on land between the A50 and Draycott level have been approved by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC).

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January 25, 2018

More A50 closures planned as Uttoxeter road project takes shape

MORE road closures are planned connected to major improvement work on the A50 at Uttoxeter.

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January 11, 2018

Police put brakes on speeding Uttoxeter A50 drivers

MORE than 50 people face prosecution after police clocked drivers speeding at more than 90 miles an hour on the A50 near Uttoxeter.

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October 4, 2017



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July 11, 2017


Traffic built up in Uttoxeter town centre at several points over the weekend, while increased traffic was seen on rural routes near the dual carriageway as motorists used alternative routes. The construction of a new bridge over one of Britain’s busiest A roads has involved weeks of road works.

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