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 have completed work to the A500 verges. This included widening the road, installing new drainage, kerbing and lighting, as well as building the new shared pedestrian and cyclepath.

We’ve now changed the traffic management layout and started work in the central reserve. This phase involves the removal of the existing central reserve, safety barrier and drainage, followed by installation of new drainage and a concrete central reserve barrier.

Three lanes are open during the day with a 50mph speed limit.

What's next?

To safely carry out the work in the central reserve, we’re working overnight between 8pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday. We’ll close two lanes of the A500 during these times. We expect this night work to continue for approximately four months.

Once it is complete, we’ll resurface lanes two and three of the A500, refresh road markings and complete any remaining work.

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

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The M6 southbound at junction J16 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 29 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 9:03 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J17 and J16 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 29 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There are two of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 9:03 pm
Location : The A500 northbound between the A53 and the junction with the A527 North. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:22 on 24 February 2020 to 05:00 on 22 May 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 6:42 pm
Location : The A500 southbound between the A5271 and the junction with the A53 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:21 on 24 February 2020 to 05:00 on 22 May 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:51 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J15 and J16 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 4 March 2020 to 06:00 on 5 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 11:23 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 1 March 2020 to 28 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 April 2020 to 15 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 10:38 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 1 March 2020 to 28 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 April 2020 to 15 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 10:38 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 1 March 2020 to 28 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 April 2020 to 15 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 10:38 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 1 March 2020 to 28 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 April 2020 to 15 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 10:38 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 1 March 2020 to 28 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 April 2020 to 15 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 10:38 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 1 March 2020 to 28 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 April 2020 to 15 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 10:38 am
Location : The A500 northbound between the junctions with the A53 and the A527 South. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 1 March 2020 to 6 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 8 March 2020 to 13 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 15 March 2020 to 20 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 22 March 2020 to 27 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 am
Location : The A500 northbound between the A53 and the junction with the A527 North. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 1 March 2020 to 6 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 8 March 2020 to 13 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 15 March 2020 to 20 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 22 March 2020 to 27 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 am
Location : The A500 southbound between the A5271 and the junction with the A53 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 1 March 2020 to 6 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 8 March 2020 to 13 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 15 March 2020 to 20 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 22 March 2020 to 27 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 am
Location : The A500 southbound exit slip to the A527 South. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 1 March 2020 to 6 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 8 March 2020 to 13 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 15 March 2020 to 20 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 22 March 2020 to 27 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 am
Location : The A500 northbound exit slip to the A5271 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 1 March 2020 to 6 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 8 March 2020 to 13 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 15 March 2020 to 20 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 22 March 2020 to 27 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 am
Location : The A500 northbound entry slip from the A527 South. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 1 March 2020 to 6 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 8 March 2020 to 13 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 15 March 2020 to 20 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 22 March 2020 to 27 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 am
Location : The A500 southbound between the A527 North and the junction with the A5271 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 1 March 2020 to 6 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 8 March 2020 to 13 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 15 March 2020 to 20 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 22 March 2020 to 27 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 am
Location : The A500 southbound between the junctions with the A527 North and the A5271 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 1 March 2020 to 6 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 8 March 2020 to 13 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 15 March 2020 to 20 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 22 March 2020 to 27 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 am
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 2 March 2020 to 4 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J16 and J15 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:30 and 06:00 from 2 March 2020 to 4 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The A500 southbound between the A5006 and the junction with the A5007 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 3 March 2020 to 06:00 on 4 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J17 and J16 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 2 March 2020 to 8 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
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 29 February 2020 to 2 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 5 March 2020 to 9 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 12 March 2020 to 16 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 19 March 2020 to 23 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
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: February 28, 2020, 4:20 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: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J13 and J15 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 February 2020 to 06:00 on 7 April 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The A500 northbound between the junctions with the A34 and the M6 J16. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 4 March 2020 to 6 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J17 and J16 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:08 on 13 February 2020 to 05:00 on 7 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
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 21:00 and 05:00 from 4 March 2020 to 6 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J15 and J16 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 2 March 2020 to 06:00 on 3 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J16 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 4 March 2020 to 6 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am

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