Press release

Better journeys in Midlands as Highways England completes work early

Road users in the Midlands are benefitting after Highways England completed two journey improvement schemes ahead of schedule.

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Repair work at the A34/A500 Talke Junction near Stoke will mean safer journeys for people travelling near Stoke. Phase one of the scheme is being completed today (Friday) with the road opening from 6am tomorrow morning (Saturday), more than two weeks ahead of schedule.

Elsewhere a scheme to strengthen the southbound carriageway of the M6 near Great Barr has been completed more than three weeks ahead of schedule.

Highways England project manager Jess Kenny, said:

As we deliver record Government investment in roads, we are committed to keeping disruption to roads to a minimum. We’re delighted to be able to give motorists a real boost by completing these complex and challenging schemes ahead of schedule.

We’d like to thank drivers for their patience while this vital work took place.

Freeport Talke Centre Manager Sue Sweatmore, added:

We are delighted that phase one is completed in time for our busiest period of the year. All our retailers and staff will be delighted to welcome more visitors to Freeport Talke as a result.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 21 November 2016