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.

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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Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J17 and J16 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 21:00 on 21 June 2019. Lanes Closed : There are three of four lanes closed.
Posted: June 20, 2019, 9:02 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J15 and J14 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 June 2019. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 20, 2019, 8:34 pm
Location : The A500 southbound exit slip to the A34 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 June 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: June 20, 2019, 8:06 pm
Location : The A500 northbound between the A527 North and the junction with the M6 J16. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 June 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 20, 2019, 8:02 pm
Location : The A500 southbound between the M6 J16 and the junction with the A527 North. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 June 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 20, 2019, 8:02 pm
Location : The A500 southbound between the A5006 and the junction with the A50 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 June 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 20, 2019, 7:46 pm
Location : The A500 southbound between the junctions with the A50 and the A34 Newcastle Under Lyme South . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 June 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 20, 2019, 7:21 pm
Location : The A500 southbound at the junction with the A34 Newcastle Under Lyme South . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 June 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 20, 2019, 7:21 pm
Location : The A500 southbound entry slip from the A5006 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 June 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: June 20, 2019, 7:21 pm
Location : The A500 southbound entry slip from the A50 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 June 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: June 20, 2019, 7:21 pm
Location : The A500 southbound exit slip to the A50 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 June 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: June 20, 2019, 7:21 pm
Location : The A500 southbound between the A5006 and the junction with the M6 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:02 on 14 June 2019 to 06:00 on 15 November 2019.
Posted: June 20, 2019, 5:31 pm
Location : The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J16 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 June 2019 to 05:30 on 25 June 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 20, 2019, 9:42 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J15 and J14 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 June 2019 to 06:00 on 25 June 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 20, 2019, 5:03 am
Location : The A500 northbound exit slip to the A34 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 June 2019 to 06:00 on 20 June 2019. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 June 2019 to 06:00 on 22 June 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 20, 2019, 1:52 am
Location : The A50 eastbound between the junctions with the A521 Blythe Bridge East and the A522 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:00 from 24 June 2019 to 28 June 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:00 from 1 July 2019 to 5 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 19, 2019, 2:29 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J15 and J14 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 June 2019 to 06:00 on 27 June 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 19, 2019, 2:29 pm
Location : The A50 eastbound between the junctions with the A521 Blythe Bridge East and the A522 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 June 2019 to 05:00 on 24 June 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 June 2019 to 05:00 on 1 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 19, 2019, 2:29 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J15 and J16 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:30 on 22 June 2019 to 18:00 on 22 June 2019.
Posted: June 19, 2019, 2:29 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: June 19, 2019, 2:29 pm
Location : The A500 northbound between the A34 Newcastle Under Lyme South and the junction with the A50 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 7 June 2019 to 06:00 on 22 October 2019.
Posted: June 19, 2019, 2:29 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: June 19, 2019, 2:29 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J15 and J14 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:02 on 17 June 2019 to 06:00 on 27 June 2019.
Posted: June 19, 2019, 2:29 pm

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