A temporary diversion that’s in place on the Stone to Eccleshall B5026 road is being extended until early December after heavy rain hampered work on the Norton Bridge rail development.
The diversion has been in place since 5th October to allow the final stage of the major road and rail development at Norton Bridge. The works should have been completed by 23rd November but will now continue until “early December”, Network Rail says.
As well as the rail works, the B5026 Eccleshall to Stone Road will run along a new 1.2km section of road which is being built near to Norton Bridge.
During the diversion, traffic on the existing Eccleshall and Stone Road will continue to be re-routed to the north via Yarnfield at Meece roundabout. There’s more information HERE.
The work is part of a £250m investment which includes line-speed improvements between Norton Bridge and Crewe, re-signalling of the Stafford area and the new flyover. Eleven new bridges have been built along with six miles of new track. Around one million tonnes of earth is being moved and four rivers have been temporarily diverted