A500 Etruria widening

Widening the A500 between Wolstanton and Porthill junctions near the Etruria Valley development.

Region:  West Midlands
Start date:  February 2019
Cost:  £16.5 – 17.5 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  Autumn 2020
Programme:  

Progress report

We’re continuing to work on the A500 northbound and southbound verges. Narrow lanes are in place to allow us to keep two lanes of the A500 open so we can complete the work safely and efficiently. Lane 1 is wider and we recommend that larger vehicles like HGVs use lane 1 when driving through the work.

We’ve left the lighting along the southbound verge in place to provide temporary lighting for both sides of the A500.

We've finished installing the retaining wall, which will support the northbound embankment and allow us to build the new shared pedestrian and cycle path along the A500.

We are now constructing the drainage channels and service trenches for water and gas supplies, as well as building the handrail on the retaining wall. We’re also building up the embankment on the A500 southbound, which will support the new lane.

What's next?

The next task will be to begin installing the new kerbs for both north and southbound.

The majority of work will take place weekdays between 7.30am and 5.30pm. There will be occasions when we need to close the A500 north or southbound overnight and will advertise these dates in advance. During any closures, we will put clearly signed diversion routes in place.

Timeline

Date Event
February 2019 Start of works
Spring 2019 Begin main construction along verges
Autumn/Winter 2019 Complete main construction along verges. Start work in central reserve.
Spring/Summer 2020 Complete central reserve works. Resurfacing A500.
Autumn 2020 End of Work

Why we need the scheme

The section of the A500 around the urban area of Stoke-on-Trent suffers from:

  • congestion
  • journey time delays
  • closely spaced junctions
  • places where the traffic merges in a non-standard way
  • a high number of collisions at these junctions and merge points as a result of the high volume of traffic

This scheme will also support the Etruria Valley Development by allowing the A500 to accommodate the new traffic this development will generate.

Aims

The aims of the scheme are to:

  • improve safety
  • reduce delays and queuing
  • improve journey time reliability

The scheme in detail

The government announced this scheme in August 2014 as part of its Road Investment Strategy (RIS).

We propose to widen the A500 to provide and additional lane in both directions between the A5271 (Porthill) and A527 (Wolstanton) junctions.

This scheme will help facilitate the Stoke Growth Deal (Etruria Valley Development) proposed improvements at the A500 Wolstanton junction.

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The A500 southbound between the junctions with the M6 J16 and the A34 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 18 October 2019 to 06:00 on 19 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 2:02 pm
Location : The A50 westbound between the A521 Blythe Bridge West and the junction with the A520 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 21 October 2019 to 06:00 on 22 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 12:04 pm
Location : The A50 westbound between the A521 Blythe Bridge West and the junction with the A520 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 16 October 2019 to 06:00 on 17 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 5:02 am
Location : The A50 eastbound at the junction with the A520 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 16 October 2019 to 06:00 on 17 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 5:02 am
Location : The A500 northbound entry slip from the A50 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:45 from 22 October 2019 to 24 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 8:14 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J17 and J18 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 October 2019 to 05:00 on 23 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 8:14 pm
Location : The A500 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 October 2019 to 19 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A500 southbound between the A5006 and the junction with the M6 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 October 2019 to 06:00 on 30 October 2019.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A500 northbound between the junctions with the A519 and the A34 Newcastle Under Lyme South. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 October 2019 to 19 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A500 northbound entry slip from the A50 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 October 2019 to 19 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J14 and J15 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 28 April 2020.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A500 northbound exit slip to the A50 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 October 2019 to 19 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A500 northbound between the A53 and the junction with the A5271 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 October 2019 to 24 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A500 southbound between the junctions with the A50 and the A34 Newcastle Under Lyme South . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 October 2019 to 19 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A500 northbound between the A34 and the junction with the A527 South. Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 October 2019 to 06:00 on 30 October 2019.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J13 and J15 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 October 2019 to 06:00 on 22 October 2019. Schedule : From 23:59 on 22 October 2019 to 06:00 on 23 October 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 October 2019 to 26 October 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 28 October 2019 to 2 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A500 northbound between the A519 and the junction with the A527 South. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 October 2019 to 19 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A500 northbound entry slip from the A5006 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 October 2019 to 19 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A500 northbound exit slip to the A50 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 October 2019 to 19 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A500 southbound between the A34 Newcastle Under Lyme South and the junction with the M6 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 October 2019 to 19 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A500 northbound exit slip to the A50 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 October 2019 to 19 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A500 southbound between the A527 South and the junction with the A50 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 October 2019 to 19 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A500 northbound entry slip from the A34 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 October 2019 to 19 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A500 northbound exit slip to the A527 South. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 October 2019 to 24 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J15 and J16 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:30 and 06:00 from 17 October 2019 to 19 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J13 and J15 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 October 2019 to 06:00 on 20 December 2019.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A500 northbound entry slip from the A5007 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 October 2019 to 19 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J15 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 October 2019 to 06:00 on 22 October 2019. Schedule : From 23:59 on 22 October 2019 to 06:00 on 23 October 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 October 2019 to 26 October 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 28 October 2019 to 2 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A500 northbound exit slip to the A5007 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 October 2019 to 19 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J14 and J15 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 12:32 on 29 April 2019 to 23:59 on 28 April 2020.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A500 northbound between the A52 and the junction with the A53 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 October 2019 to 24 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J16 and J15 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:30 and 06:00 from 17 October 2019 to 19 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A500 northbound exit slip to the A53 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 October 2019 to 19 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm

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