A50 improvements will benefit the whole county

a50-resizedNext week will see work start on another important phase on the major project to improve the A50 which will benefit businesses and commuters across the county. This junction with Uttoxeter is probably the most important link between the East and West Midlands, and the improvements we’re making, on behalf of Highways England will make a huge difference in the area.

This next stage will see a new bridge built over the A50 to carry the A522, and when complete, will create a safer, more accessible network and keep traffic moving while bolstering the local economy.  The junction will be closed for five days starting on 12 December while we carry out the work, and I’d like to thank anyone affected for their patience ahead of time.

I obviously know the area very well and know the project will not only relieve congestion and benefit businesses and their employees, making journeys quicker, easier and safer for everyone, but will also support Staffordshire’s ongoing economic growth and the creation of new jobs and homes which is something we all want to see.

And staying with my local area, it’s good news that the new recycling centre in Uttoxeter is set to open next week. The new £1.5 million household waste recycling centre has been built on brownfield land off Dove Way, to replace the town’s previous permanent site at Pennycroft Lane. Please bear with the contractors as they move to a real modern facility that offers everything people need to recycle and it will be easily accessible for residents from the town and the surrounding area. Like all our centres, the site will accept the usual wide range of recyclable household waste, including cardboard, cooking oil, garden waste and electrical appliances. It will be open five days a week, closing Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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