Long-awaited repair works to a traffic island in Burntwood will be carried out this month, councillors have confirmed.

The traffic island in Burntwood
The traffic island in Burntwood. Picture: Google Streetview

There had been confusion about the responsibility for the road at the entrance to Morrisons and McDonald’s.

But Cllr Mike Wilcox, representative for Burntwood South at Staffordshire County Council, said the issue had now been resolved and repairs would be carried out after 10pm on 24th and 25th March.

Cllr Mike Wilcox
Cllr Mike Wilcox

“After lengthy searches by the county council it has now been established that London and Cambridge Properties are responsible for the maintenance of this island.

“I have been advised by our Highways Department that London and Cambridge Properties has instructed repair works to be undertaken by their contractors.

“They will work overnight and maintain access to both locations at all times. Noise will be kept to a minimum in order to reduce any disruption to residents.

“Our highways officers will visit the site around those dates to see how the works are progressing and to ensure they are completed.

“We have been working in collaboration with the town council to get this repair work undertaken for some time and it’s great to see at last that this work is to be done.”

Cllr Mike Wilcox, Staffordshire County Council

Cllr Darren Ennis, deputy leader of Burntwood Town Council and representative for the Chasetown ward, said:

“Finally, after years of myself, other councillors and residents lobbying we finally have a date for the repairs on Morrisons island.

“It has been frustrating that it has taken years to get to the bottom of this to the detriment of Burntwood and damage to residents’ vehicles. 

“At least now work is being done and we have a point of contact for future issues.”

Cllr Darren Ennis, Burntwood Town Council

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  1. I’m pleased it is finally getting repaired and applaud efforts of all involved. I am curious though why it took lengthy searches to identify the owner? But as I say good job councillors 👍

  2. Rubbish to say the council took lengthy searches, London & Cambridge sold the land off to build Morrison’s, I think London & Cambridge were just giving the council the runaround.
    Staffordshire county council are actually encroaching on private land with there new road improvements at the junction to MacDonald’s etc.
    I was told by the council there responsibility was to the island on the A55190

  3. Something had got to be done to the road with the cycle lane being put in and footpath.
    While works were going on they directed you over the deep pot holes.
    I suppose it will lead you from here down the yellow brick road to Chase Water where the fairy trees are planted.
    I think they found out who owned it when London and Cambridge asked why they were altering their road.
    I suppose it will not be a proper repair, planned off and resurfaced, it will a bodged job, just trying to do potholes, like filling the holes in a colander

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