New bridge successfully installed over A50

Over the weekend we saw the successful installation of a new bridge on the A50 near Uttoxeter as part of wider plans to improve transport links, support business and unlock land for new housing and economic growth.

The operation to place six steel beams, each 47 metres long and weighing 45 tonnes apiece started at 8pm on Friday night and was completed for the Monday morning rush hour.  This was no mean feat and as a major piece of work It’s a credit to everyone involved how quickly, safely and smoothly the work went.

The A50 is the most important transport link between the West and East Midlands. The planned improvements will not only benefit people in Uttoxeter but also major employers and their employees, making journeys  between Staffordshire and Derbyshire quicker, easier and safer.  Managing to condense the necessary work into just one weekend did help to minimise inconvenience for people and I would like to thank everyone for their patients.

You can read more about the operation on the Staffordshire Newsroom, as well as being able to watch a Time lapse video of the installation.

 

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