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've completed work to the A500 verges. This included widening the road, and installing new drainage, kerbing and lighting, as well as building the new shared pedestrian and cycle path. We’ve now started work in the central reserve. We’ve also completed the removal of the existing central reserve and installation of the new drainage system is now ongoing.

As the volume of traffic has significantly reduced over the past few weeks, we’ve altered the traffic management layout. We’ve reduced the number of lanes on this section of the A500 to one lane in both directions. This will remain in place 24/7, for the time being.

By doing this, we‘re able to carry out the central reservation work during the day rather than overnight, which means less overnight noise for local residents. This also allows us a longer working window, so we can complete the work sooner.

We’ll continue to monitor the traffic management arrangement and its impact on traffic flows daily.

What's next?

Over the next few weeks, we’ll start work to build the central reserve concrete safety barrier and surfacing works to both the northbound and southbound carriageways.

Timeline

Date Event
February 2019 Start of works
March 2019 Begin main construction along verges
February 2020 Complete main construction along verges. Start work in central reserve.
Spring/Summer 2020 Complete central reserve works. Resurface A500.
Summer/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 M6 northbound between junctions J14 and J15 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:00 on 22 May 2020 to 06:00 on 6 June 2020.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 8:00 pm
Location : The A500 southbound between the A5271 and the junction with the A53 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 30 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 3:00 pm
Location : The A500 northbound between the A53 and the junction with the A5271 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 30 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 2:17 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J14 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 25 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 11:52 am
Location : The A500 southbound between the A527 North and the junction with the A5271 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 30 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 6:02 am
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J15 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 31 May 2020 to 06:00 on 1 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 6:52 pm
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J15 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 31 May 2020 to 06:00 on 1 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 6:52 pm
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at Keele Services. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 31 May 2020 to 06:00 on 1 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 6:52 pm
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at Keele Services. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 31 May 2020 to 06:00 on 1 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 6:52 pm
Location : The A500 southbound exit slip to the A53 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 30 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:37 pm
Location : The A500 northbound exit slip to the A53 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 30 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:37 pm
Location : The A500 southbound exit slip to the A527 South. Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 30 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:35 pm
Location : The A500 southbound exit slip to the A5271 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 30 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A500 southbound entry slip from the A527 South. Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 30 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm

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