Smoother journeys in Burton ahead with £1m investment

Highways improvements underway in Burton

We are all well aware of how important good roads are for everyone. Not only are they vital for local communities and for businesses but they are essential to growing our local towns and supporting better access to jobs, education and housing.

That’s why we’ve invested £1m into two highways improvements schemes in Burton. Work is now being carried out on Borough Road, near the railway station, as well as Shobnall Road and Forest Road.

At Shobnall Road and Forrest Road crews are working seven days a week and overnight to resurface the entire road. Signed diversion routes, including a designated one for HGVs are in place to ensure the work can be carried out safely. Work is progressing well and crews hope to have the job completed by the end of the month as originally scheduled.

The additional £350,000 scheme at Borough Road is part of a wider Network Rail project to improve access in and around the railway station. Work will see the widening of the road to create bus lay-bys, new bus shelters, the relocation of the existing zebra crossing and the resurfacing of the road and pavements. Two weeks in and the work is still on schedule to be completed in late September.

Both these schemes are vital for the town and once complete will not only benefit motorists who work or live near the area but also local businesses.  You can Watch this video to find out more about the schemes

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