A34 closed till 30th, 22 mile diversion on one.network (via Eccleshall)
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These diversions are an absolute joke. You'd have to be insane to follow them.A34 closed till 30th, 22 mile diversion on one.network (via Eccleshall)
Annual driving tests might be the answer.What is wrong with drivers in Stafford? honestly! So many people tootling along holding up traffic doing 15 to 20mph who are then in the wrong lane at all the roundabouts and cause carnage as they change lanes at the last minute oblivious to anyone who may already occupy their lane. It's madness! For context, I drive an hour (or more) each morning or evening down to Dudley and in a week I experience less near misses and shite driving than I just had in one journey down to TK Maxx car park from North end. Mental!
You are right. That's why I can confirm Yarlet Lane was an excellent diversion route this morning and will be on Monday. Almost as good as Alliance Street.These diversions are an absolute joke. You'd have to be insane to follow them.
I did wonder what the plan was for the bank between the road and the houses.Motorists are bracing themselves for 13-months of roadworks. Developer Taylor Wimpey is carrying out the works which is linked to the construction of the Marston Grange housing estate, in Stafford.
The roadworks will affect the A513 Beaconside and the roundabout linking Beaconside and the A34 Stone Road. It is hoped that the works - including carriageway widening and permanent traffic lights - will ease congestion, improve safety and reduce journey times.
A Taylor Wimpey North Midlands spokesman said: “These works will bring significant benefits to drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. We know that local residents have been waiting for some time for the works to start so we’re pleased to finally confirm a date to deliver on expectations. Whilst these works are designed to improve the existing road layout for road users, we understand that they may also cause inconvenience. We are committed to keeping people up to date as the works progress and completing the works to the highest standard in as short a time period as possible.”
The roadworks could be operational from as early as Monday, January 29.
Councillor David Williams, Staffordshire County Council's cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “We welcome the fact that the significant highways improvements on Beaconside are to begin this month. This is an important housing development for Stafford bringing much needed homes for the borough and growing the town’s economy. We will be in continual discussions with the developer to ensure that the works are carried out on time and with minimal disruption to our road network as well as ensuring that they will take on board any concerns relayed by the local community.”