Works at Four Ashes


Highways Alert

Next phase of works to create access to county employment site set to start

The next phase of works to create access to a major new Staffordshire employment site moves to its next phase.

Staffordshire County Council is carrying the works to improve access to the Four Ashes site, paving the way for the relocation of automotive parts manufacturer Gestamp. The 52-acre site in South Staffordshire is being developed by Bericote Properties, providing 900,000 square feet of industrial floor space and accommodating over 1,000 jobs.

Access to the site will be off the A449 along Gravelly Way and improvements are being made to the junction. Funded by the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership through the Government’s Local Growth Fund, the work will involve creating a traffic signalled junction. In addition, toucan crossings will be installed and pedestrian and cycle routes improved.

In order for the work to take place safely, phased lane closures will be put in place and there will be a temporary 40mph limit in place on that stretch of road.

There will also be some night-time closures of the A449 at the junction as well as six weekend closures.

  • The first weekend closure will take place Friday July 28, from 9pm until 5am on Monday July 31.
  • The second will take place the following weekend, on Friday August 4 from 9pm until 5am on Monday August 7.
  • All works will be completed by late autumn.
  • All works and traffic management will be suspended over the weekend of the V Festival, from midnight on Thursday August 17 to midnight on Monday August 21.

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