Work to start next week on footway extension scheme

Published: Wednesday, 20th March 2019

People living along a main city road will benefit from improved safety thanks to the extension of an existing footway.

A four-week scheme to build the footway along a section of Lightwood Road will begin on Monday, March 25.

It has been drawn up following consultation with local residents and the wider community. The new footway will stretch from numbers 423 to 456, where the footway currently stops. It means pedestrians will no longer have to cross to the other side of the road, or walk in the road. The road will be slightly reduced in size to accommodate the new footway. 

Cllr Daniel Jellyman, Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, transport and heritage, said: “Safety is a top priority to us and this scheme will enable people to walk safely to home, school and work and has come about through close working with the community. 

“Lightwood Road is a busy route into the city so this scheme is important. We wanted to ensure we got this scheme right for local residents and after consulting with them we amended the original plans. We’re pleased to see work get under way.”

While the work is carried out, two-way traffic lights will be used to ensure the safety of workers and the public. Access to properties will be maintained.

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