A500 Etruria widening

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

Region:  West Midlands
Start date:  2018-19
Cost:  £16.5 – 17.5 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  2020-21
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.

The drainage works and utility diversion works are now complete on both verges and we’ve started the main road widening and footway construction work.

What's next?

Once we complete the road widening and footway work, we’ll start the installing a new safety barrier and street lighting.

The majority of work will take place 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
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

Roadworks and Events for England

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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 : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 19 November 2019 to 22 November 2019. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 November 2019 to 08:00 on 23 November 2019. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 November 2019 to 10:00 on 24 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 November 2019 to 27 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 6:06 am
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J15 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 19 November 2019 to 22 November 2019. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 November 2019 to 08:00 on 23 November 2019. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 November 2019 to 10:00 on 24 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 November 2019 to 27 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 6:06 am
Location : The A50 westbound between the A521 Blythe Bridge West and the junction with the A5007 Longton East. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 March 2020 to 28 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 5 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 12:32 pm
Location : The A50 eastbound between the A5007 and the junction with the A521 Blythe Bridge West. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 March 2020 to 28 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 5 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 12:32 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: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
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: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
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 21 November 2019 to 05:00 on 22 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J13 and J15 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:00 on 8 November 2019 to 06:00 on 3 January 2020.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A500 southbound between the junctions with the M6 J16 and the A34 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 November 2019 to 05:45 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A500 northbound between the junctions with the A34 and the M6 J16. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 November 2019 to 05:45 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A50 eastbound entry slip from the A520 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 November 2019 to 20 December 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 5 January 2020 to 28 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A50 westbound exit slip to the A520 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 November 2019 to 20 December 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 5 January 2020 to 28 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A50 westbound entry slip from the A520 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 November 2019 to 20 December 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 5 January 2020 to 28 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A50 eastbound exit slip to the A520 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 November 2019 to 20 December 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 5 January 2020 to 28 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A50 westbound between the A521 Blythe Bridge West and the junction with the A5007 Longton East. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 November 2019 to 20 December 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 5 January 2020 to 28 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A50 eastbound between the A5007 and the junction with the A521 Blythe Bridge West. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 November 2019 to 20 December 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 5 January 2020 to 28 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am

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