Drivers braced for more delays as 22 weeks of roadworks begin at Fradley A38 junction

Drivers in Lichfield are bracing themselves for delays as a new set of roadworks begins.

Work has begun on a 22-week project to widen Wood End Lane in Fradley at its junction with the A38,

Wood End Lane in Fradley

Wood End Lane in Fradley. Pic: Google Streetview

It comes on the back of a 12-week closure of the Burton Old Road at its junction with the A38 in Streethay.

The Fradley improvements will see a new right hand turn lane installed on the widened section, as well as improved road marking on the Wellington Crescent roundabout and improvements to bus stops in Common Lane.

Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader, Cllr Mark Winnington, said: “This scheme will help improve traffic flow from a busy business development onto the A38.

“We know traffic bottlenecks are bad for business and so look forward to opening up this junction in the coming weeks.

“We’d like to thank people in advance for their patience while work is carried out and we’re sure people and businesses will appreciate the long-term benefits.”

The scheme is being funded by the Prologis development site on Nanscawen Road, off Wood End Lane. During the works, there will be some temporary traffic management which will include closing the north bound slip road on to the A38. A signed diversion route will be put in place.

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  1. Gary

    5th August, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    So northbound traffic will have to go through Kings Bromley and Alrewas?

  2. Steve

    5th August, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Soon, once you get on the A38, you will never be able to leave.

  3. Chris Evans

    6th August, 2016 at 10:16 am

    As a long suffering Kings Bromley resident I ask can we have a weight limit when all this work is done. Heavy goods vehicles outside my house all day long.

  4. M taylor

    7th August, 2016 at 5:45 am

    There was no need to closed the street hay stables entrance the road works could have started pass the gate.there would not be a problem to get back on a38 as it is not the fast lane. This is a pain in the butt to go a long way more roadworks start in road work at night.instead of sitting on your backside drinking coffee.maybe if everyone hand over there fuel bills the job would be done quicker.

  5. Darryl

    19th August, 2016 at 10:47 am

    There’s been southbound roadworks by Barton Fields, pushing traffic onto the A515, there’s roadworks now at King Bromley and Yoxall, we’ve had the Streethay closure and now this.

    Good planning.