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 have now installed narrow lanes on the A500 north and southbound, along with a 50mph speed restriction, to keep two lanes open in each direction while work takes place safely. We have closed the existing footpaths, which are now within the work area, and provided safe temporary diversions. We have built and are now using our site offices. Removal of existing signs, lighting, kerbs and footpaths, has begun, as this will allow main construction to start.

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What's next?

Over the next few weeks, we will remove existing signs, lighting, kerbs and footpaths, to allow the start of main construction. Construction of temporary works will begin in advance of piling work in summer 2019.

We will carry out the majority of work on 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
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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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

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Location : The A500 northbound between the A5007 and the junction with the A527 South. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 September 2019 to 7 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 September 2019 to 14 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 September 2019 to 21 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 23, 2019, 5:03 am
Location : The A500 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 September 2019 to 7 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 September 2019 to 14 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 September 2019 to 21 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 23, 2019, 5:03 am
Location : The A500 northbound entry slip from the A5007 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 August 2019 to 06:00 on 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 September 2019 to 7 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 September 2019 to 14 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 23, 2019, 4:02 am
Location : The A500 northbound entry slip from the A53 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 August 2019 to 06:00 on 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 September 2019 to 7 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 September 2019 to 14 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 23, 2019, 4:01 am
Location : The A500 northbound between the A34 and the junction with the A527 South. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 22 August 2019 to 06:00 on 22 October 2019.
Posted: August 22, 2019, 7:01 pm
Location : The A50 westbound between the junctions with the A5005 and the A500 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The A50 westbound. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 August 2019 to 05:30 on 31 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J16 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 9 September 2019 to 11 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The A50 westbound entry slip from the A5007 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 August 2019 to 05:30 on 29 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The A500 northbound between the A527 North and the junction with the A34 Newcastle Under Lyme North . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 9 September 2019 to 11 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The A50 westbound entry slip from the A521 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 August 2019 to 05:30 on 28 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J17 and J16 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 9 September 2019 to 11 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The A50 westbound exit slip to the A5007 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 August 2019 to 05:30 on 29 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The A50 westbound exit slip to the A521 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 August 2019 to 05:30 on 28 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The A50 westbound entry slip from the A5035 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 August 2019 to 05:30 on 30 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The A50 westbound. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 August 2019 to 05:30 on 31 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The A50 westbound between the A5035 and the junction with the A500 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 August 2019 to 06:00 on 2 September 2019.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The A50 westbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2019 to 2 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The A50 westbound between the A5035 and the junction with the A500 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2019 to 2 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The A50 westbound between the A5005 and the junction with the A500 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The A50 westbound between the junctions with the A5005 and the A500 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The A500 southbound between the A5006 and the junction with the M6 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 7 August 2019 to 06:00 on 15 November 2019.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The A50 westbound. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 August 2019 to 05:30 on 30 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The A500 northbound between the junctions with the A527 North and the A34 Newcastle Under Lyme North. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 9 September 2019 to 11 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The A50 westbound between the A521 Blythe Bridge West and the junction with the A5035 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The A500 northbound. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 9 September 2019 to 11 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J16 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J16 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 9 September 2019 to 11 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J15 and J16 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 9 September 2019 to 11 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J16 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 9 September 2019 to 11 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J16 and J15 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 27 August 2019 to 29 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J15 and J16 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 27 August 2019 to 29 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J15 and J13 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 28 April 2020.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J17 and J16 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 27 August 2019 to 06:00 on 13 September 2019.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The A50 westbound. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 August 2019 to 05:30 on 31 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J17 and J16 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The A500 northbound between the A34 and the junction with the M6 J16. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 9 September 2019 to 11 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J16 and J18 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 27 August 2019 to 06:00 on 28 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The A500 northbound. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 9 September 2019 to 11 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J15 and J12 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 12:32 on 29 April 2019 to 23:59 on 28 April 2020.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm

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