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Busy road to close for resurfacing

Published: Wednesday, 5th June 2019

A busy road is to be closed overnight for up to nine days for resurfacing.

Works to the A53 Leek New Road, in Cobridge, will take place from Monday, June 10 with a road closure and diversions in place from 7pm to 6am.

The road is a major route into the city from the Staffordshire Moorlands and the works will renew the road surface between Sandbach Road and Stanway Avenue.

A full closure of the section of road will be in place each night, with local traffic diverted on Sandbach Road, Sneyd Hill and Hanley Road, and lorries diverted through Baddeley Green Lane, Leek Road, Greasley Road, Werrington Road, Bucknall New Road, Potteries Way and Waterloo Road.

Cllr Daniel Jellyman, cabinet member for regeneration, infrastructure and heritage, said: “This is a key route in and out of the city which is used by thousands of motorists each day, and the work is another example of how we are improving roads in the city. We’re carrying out the work overnight to minimise disruption for motorists, and the road closures and diversions will be clearly signed. The road closure is unavoidable due to the fact there will be workers and machinery on the road, and we have to ensure their safety and that of the public.”

While the road closure is in place for nine days, it is hoped the work will be finished sooner, allowing the road to reopen as normal. 

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