Disruption ahead on Burton road network due to Derby Road improvement scheme 

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Drivers are being warned to expect delays on the A5121 Derby Road in Burton upon Trent early next month due to roadworks. 

A £1.25 million highways improvement scheme lasting around 17 weeks will swing into action on Monday 4 March. 

Works to be carried out will include reconstruction and resurfacing of the road and roundabouts between James Brindley Way and Pirelli Roundabout, along with repairs to drainage systems, kerbing, ironwork and footpaths where required.   

To ensure safety and to minimise disruption, temporary traffic lights will be in place for the first seven weeks of the scheme.   

Resurfacing phases will follow, requiring a combination of temporary road and lane closures. 

Motorists are advised that some night-time works will be carried out as necessary and a signed diversion will be in place. 

The Derby Road scheme is being co-ordinated with the works being carried out at the Branston Interchange A38 junction to ensure that road closures will not be in place on both routes at the same time. 

David Williams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council, said: “We know that good roads are essential for people and for our local economy.  

“This is another really important scheme for the town. Derby Road is one of the main routes into Burton and the impact of high volumes of car and heavy goods vehicles means it is now in need of reconstruction.   

“As always, our crews will be doing their best to keep any disruption to a minimum and I would like to thank people for their co-operation while this vital work takes place.” 

The improvement scheme is being carried out by Staffordshire County Council and is part of a wider £6 million investment in the town’s roads over the next two years. 

Ron Quenby

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