Stoke-on-Trent City Council is warning residents of possible disruption when a road is resurfaced – the latest to be improved as part of a multi-million pound investment programme in the city’s roads
More than 50 miles of road across the city – including some of the busiest roads and junctions – have been resurfaced since April, with 10,000 road and pavement defects also being fixed.
The latest road to be resurfaced will be a one-mile stretch of Bagnall Road, from near to the junction with Leek Road through to Bagnall and Norton Cricket Club on the city boundary. The work will start on Monday, December 3 and will be carried out in stages up until Thursday, December 20. Resurfacing work will take place between 9.30am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday, to avoid the busiest times of the day.
Due to the narrow width of the road, a full road closure with diversions will be in place while the work is carried out. While everything will be done to keep disruption to a minimum, vehicle access to driveways will be limited and cannot be guaranteed during the work. Pedestrian access to properties will be maintained at all times where there is a pavement.
Cllr Daniel Jellyman, cabinet member for regeneration, transport and heritage, said: “Our ward councillors in this area have had a lot of requests through from residents asking for this road to be resurfaced, so hopefully the residents will be pleased to see this taking place before the end of the year.
“We’ve resurfaced more than 50 miles of road now across the city since April, and while we always try to keep disruption to an absolute minimum, it’s not always possible on a project of this scale. Bagnall Road is quite narrow and rural in parts and we have to put the safety of motorists and the work crews first, which is why road closures are unfortunately necessary on this occasion.
“I hope the residents will bear with us while the work is carried out. There might be some short-term inconvenience but once the work is finished, the road will be in a much better condition for everyone in the long term as we head into winter. We will of course try to accommodate any residents who have specific needs for accessing their driveways while the work takes place.
“This will be the last scheduled road resurfacing work to take place this year, and we will be picking up and starting again to resurface more roads across the city in the New Year.”
The work will be carried out in the following stages:
Bagnall Road to Woodside Place, December 3- 12
Woodside Place to Sunnyfield Oval, December 4- 13
Sunnyfield Oval to Wardle Lane, December 5- 14
Wardle Lane to Inglebrook Place, December 6- 15
Inglebrook Place to Jack Haye Lane, December 7 -18
Jack Haye Lane to Light Oaks Avenue, December 10- 19
Light Oaks Avenue to city boundary, December 11- 20.
Motorists and residents are asked not to park on the road while the work is carried out.
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