A500 Etruria widening

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

Region:  West Midlands
Start date:  2019
Cost:  TBC
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  2020
Programme:  

Progress report

We started vegetation clearance work in early February.

We have been cutting back and removing of a number of trees on the northbound and southbound verges of the A500.

To maintain a safe working environment for road users and our workers, when work takes place overnight we will need to close lane 1 of the A500 northbound or southbound.

For information on closures, please see the roadworks tab below.

What's next?

We will be setting up our site compound in March 2019 ahead of starting the main work.

Public information events

Before we start the main work, we will hold a number of public information events. This will give you an opportunity to meet members of our team and find out more about the scheme.

Date Time Location
Tuesday 12 March 2019 3pm to 7.30pm Bradwell Lodge Community Centre, Bradwell Lane, Porthill, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 8PS
Wednesday 13 March 2019 9.30am to 4.30pm Middleport Medical Centre, Newport Lane, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 3NP
Saturday 16 March 2019 10am to 2pm Wolstanton Retail Park, Wolstanton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 0AP

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

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The A50 eastbound between the A521 Blythe Bridge East and the junction with the A522 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:45 on 22 March 2019 to 16:00 on 22 March 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:45 and 16:00 from 25 March 2019 to 29 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 9:52 am
Location : The A50 eastbound between the A521 Blythe Bridge East and the junction with the A518 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:45 on 22 March 2019 to 16:00 on 22 March 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:45 and 16:00 from 25 March 2019 to 29 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 9:42 am
Location : The A50 westbound between the A5007 Longton East and the junction with the A5035 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 21 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 9:30 am
Location : The A50 eastbound between the A521 Blythe Bridge East and the junction with the A518 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 21 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 9:00 am
Location : The A50 westbound between the A5007 Longton East and the junction with the A5035 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:30 on 18 March 2019 to 15:30 on 22 March 2019.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 8:52 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J16 and J18 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 21 March 2019 to 30 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 6:01 am
Location : The A50 eastbound between the A521 Blythe Bridge East and the junction with the A518 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 21 March 2019 to 31 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 5:00 am
Location : The A50 eastbound between the A521 Blythe Bridge East and the junction with the A518 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 21 March 2019 to 31 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 5:00 am
Location : The A500 southbound between the M6 J16 and the junction with the A34 Newcastle Under Lyme North . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 March 2019 to 05:45 on 28 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 9:12 pm
Location : The A500 southbound exit slip to the A34 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 March 2019 to 05:45 on 28 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 9:12 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J16 and J19 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 22:00 on 18 March 2019 to 06:00 on 30 March 2019.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 5:19 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J15 and J14 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 March 2019 to 30 March 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 8 April 2019 to 10 April 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 1:00 pm
Location : The A500 southbound entry slip from the A34 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 March 2019 to 05:45 on 27 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 11:41 am
Location : The A500 northbound exit slip to the A34 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 March 2019 to 05:45 on 27 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 11:41 am
Location : The A500 southbound between the M6 J16 and the junction with the A527 North. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 March 2019 to 05:45 on 27 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 11:41 am
Location : The A500 northbound between the A527 North and the junction with the M6 J16. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 March 2019 to 05:45 on 27 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 11:41 am
Location : The A500 northbound at the junction with the A50 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 26 March 2019 to 30 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 10:30 am
Location : The A500 northbound exit slip to the A527 South. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 26 March 2019 to 30 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 10:30 am
Location : The A500 northbound between the A5007 and the junction with the A53 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 26 March 2019 to 30 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 10:30 am
Location : The A500 northbound between the junctions with the A50 and the A5007 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 26 March 2019 to 30 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 10:30 am
Location : The A500 northbound between the junctions with the A50 and the A5007 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 26 March 2019 to 30 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 10:30 am
Location : The A500 northbound between the A50 and the junction with the A53 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 March 2019 to 05:00 on 30 March 2019.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 10:30 am
Location : The A500 northbound exit slip to the A527 North. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 26 March 2019 to 30 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 10:30 am
Location : The A500 northbound entry slip from the A527 South. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 26 March 2019 to 30 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 10:30 am
Location : The A500 northbound between the A52 and the junction with the A53 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 26 March 2019 to 30 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 10:30 am
Location : The A500 northbound between the A53 and the junction with the A34 Newcastle Under Lyme North. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 26 March 2019 to 30 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 10:30 am
Location : The A500 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 March 2019 to 05:45 on 26 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A50 eastbound between the A521 Blythe Bridge East and the junction with the A522 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 25 March 2019 to 28 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J15 and J12 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 12:20 on 17 October 2018 to 23:59 on 28 April 2019.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A500 southbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 March 2019 to 05:45 on 22 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J15 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 March 2019 to 30 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J15 and J14 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 17:16 on 4 March 2019 to 06:00 on 6 April 2019.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A500 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 March 2019 to 05:45 on 22 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A500 southbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 March 2019 to 05:45 on 26 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A500 northbound between the A34 and the junction with the M6 J16. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 March 2019 to 05:45 on 26 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A500 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 March 2019 to 05:45 on 26 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J15 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 17:18 on 4 March 2019 to 06:00 on 6 April 2019.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A500 southbound between the M6 J16 and the junction with the A34 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 March 2019 to 05:45 on 26 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J16 and J15 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 17:09 on 4 March 2019 to 06:00 on 6 April 2019.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A500 southbound between the A34 Newcastle Under Lyme North and the junction with the A527 North. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 March 2019 to 05:45 on 22 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A50 eastbound between the A521 Blythe Bridge East and the junction with the A518 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 23 March 2019 to 24 March 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 30 March 2019 to 31 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A500 southbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 March 2019 to 05:45 on 26 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A50 eastbound between the A521 Blythe Bridge East and the junction with the A518 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 23 March 2019 to 24 March 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 30 March 2019 to 31 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A500 northbound between the A527 North and the junction with the A34 Newcastle Under Lyme North. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 March 2019 to 05:45 on 22 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J15 and J13 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 28 April 2019.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am

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