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Drivers warned of delays when main road into Lichfield closes for 12 weeks

The closure of a main road into Lichfield will leave drivers facing almost three months of delays.

The Burton Road through Streethay

The Burton Road through Streethay

Severn Trent Water has confirmed that the A5127 Burton Road through Streethay will shut for 12 weeks from July 19.

The first six weeks will be to allow sewer improvements to take place with the following six weeks seeing road improvements introduced ahead of the construction of the new housing development in the area.

Ash Tree Lane will also be closed between August 8 and 31 meaning residents will be unable to park on the road.

Diversions will be in place along the A38.

A spokesperson for Severn Trent said access to Lichfield Trent Valley Station would be maintained throughout the work.

The sewers in and around East Lichfield are in a good condition,” said John Amos, the water company’s programme manager. “However, like many other cities Lichfield is expanding rapidly.

“To accomodate the residential growth in the area and to prevent the sewers being overwhelmed when the new homes are built, we are investing over £1million to install a brand new sewage pumping station near Streethay House Farm and to install new sewers in and around the area.

“The flood risk in Streethay will also be reduced folloing the completion of the sewerage upgrade work.”

Bus passengers are being advised to check with operators how the closure will affect services.

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  1. Rom

    21st June, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Shouldn’t this read the A5127?

  2. Ross

    21st June, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Well spotted – typo now corrected thanks

  3. Heather

    21st June, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    So.. how are buses supposed to get to and from Burton then?

  4. Ross

    21st June, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Indication is that they’ll go via a38. Bus companies should have more details on specific routes we’re told.

  5. Jon

    21st June, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Residential growth due to uncontrolled mass immigration. Say goodbye to Lichfield as you know it if we remain in the EU.

  6. Some of my best friends are...

    21st June, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Yes, I’m sure the immigrants will be flooding to buy overpriced homes in Lichfield. Seriously, if you’re going to spout an opinion at least base it in some sort of fact

  7. Non Sequitur

    21st June, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Bloody immigrants, coming over here, enriching our culture, propping up our NHS and representing a massive 3.8% of the Lichfield population. But hey ho, let’s not let a road closure get in the way of an unsubstantiated rant about the referendum

  8. Elicia

    21st June, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    For residents on ash tree lane, when will they be contacted as this has not happened and if they are expected to park in another location has consideration been made for those who are elderly, have new born babies??
    Finally discussion will be needed regarding alterations towards insurance as this is no fault of ours and will incure charges. This is a major disruption and should be addressed with much more than “alternative parking”. Does this have cctv, how far is it, how will we get to our homes with pushchairs, excess shopping etc. Residents are incredibly anxious that only a letter has been sent and the disruption on day to day life has not been acknowledged or compensated!! I await a response,thank you

  9. Steve

    22nd June, 2016 at 7:21 am

    This will become a common thing for all in Lichfield. Not just sewer improvements, Friarsgate will close a number roads, for a period of possibly years.

    We are expanding and the population increasing. The council and developers do not care about the changes in infrastructure, that are required.

    Sewers are being pushed to the limits, roads, electricity supplies, schools, doctors, dentists…… Who cares? Just keep building more and more homes.

    The cross city line has problems and delays almost every day, is struggling to cope with the number of users.

    When we build and build, we need to look at the long term implications.

  10. Chris

    22nd June, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    How will diversions be in place along the A38? You can’t get on going North at Boley Park, or off going South, so will traffic have to go all the way down to City Station, along St John St and London Rd to join the A38? Why do they have to spend the first six weeks doing the sewer works and the next six weeks doing the road “improvements”? Is it beyond the wit of man to do both jobs at the same time and reduce the chaos in Lichfield to six weeks instead of twelve?

  11. Chris

    26th June, 2016 at 7:12 am

    There are 2 ways in or out of Streethay. If I live in the village do I have access both ways?

  12. David Cribbett

    27th June, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    This is news to us as residents of Streethay!!!! No notification or communications received as at 27.06.16.

  13. Elicia

    28th June, 2016 at 11:15 am

    When will we receive a response??