NEW traffic lights will be switched on tomorrow on a busy Stafford road which is undergoing a £2 million link-up project.
A new road has been built from Queensway to link it to the new house development on the former St George’s Hospital site that will open in the new year.
Queensway has been widened to enable motorists to turn into the housing estate and Kingsmead car park from both directions.
The project also includes pedestrian and cyclist links to and from the town centre.
Staffordshire County Council’s highways team has been working with developer Bovis Homes on the road, which included building a new bridge over Pearl Brook.
The work has been funded entirely by Bovis, which is creating 250 houses and 120 apartments on the St George’s site.
Councillor Mike Maryon, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “Our highways team has completed a major scheme that will support one of Stafford’s biggest redevelopment projects. I would like to thak people for their patience while work has been carried out.
This project is transforming a derelict site and helping with Stafford’s regeneration.” Recycled materials have been used to build the road where possible, along with energy and money saving traffic signals, as well as new street lights and signs.