Drivers beware: 10 weeks of roadworks on Stoke-on-Trent estate

-Credit: (Image: Pete Stonier / Stoke Sentinel)
-Credit: (Image: Pete Stonier / Stoke Sentinel)


Motorists are being warned of 10 weeks of 'disruption' as 'vital' roadworks prepare to get underway on a city estate. The bridge on Eaton Park's Arbourfield Drive is set to be resurfaced.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has visited nearby Eaton Park Academy in an effort to 'help teachers encourage parents to walk their children to school'. Temporary traffic lights will run on Arbourfield Drive while works are carried out on the bridge, which runs over the former railway line.

Contractors are due to start on Monday, June 24 with officials estimating it will take 10 weeks. Pedestrians will be able to get over the bridge - with one footpath always open.

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The local authority says the works are vital and simply have to be done.

A council spokesperson said: "It is going to cause disruption but we’ve chosen this start date so the bulk of the work can be done during the school summer holidays. But due to the way Eaton Park was built, Arbourfield Drive is the only road motorists can use so it is going to mean delays for some journeys.

The bridge will be resurfaced -Credit:Pete Stonier / Stoke Sentinel
The bridge will be resurfaced -Credit:Pete Stonier / Stoke Sentinel

“This work is part of our essential planned maintenance programme and needs to be done. We are doing everything we can do in advance to inform residents and businesses.

“The area does get busier doing the morning and afternoon school runs so we’d advise other motorists to try to avoid these times. Motorists are being asked for their patience and understanding during this time and to plan journeys in advance.”

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