WORK on a major Stafford business park set to bring more than 2,500 jobs to the area and costing £10.7million is ramping up with commuters on the neighbouring A34 suffering the effects of the ongoing building work.
The Redhill business park off the A34 north will specialise in the research and technology sector enabling firms to set up manufacturing and production units on site.
In order to construct a temporary site access for the ground work set to start shortly, a contraflow system will be put in place to keep traffic moving on the busy road.
Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for assets and environment Mark Winnington said: “It’s great to see work on schedule and progressing well.
“We understand people may have faced some delays on the A34 but we have worked hard to ensure this is kept to an absolute minimum and informed people at the earliest stage,” he said.
“This project is all about delivering jobs and economic growth so I am sure people will look forward to the long-term benefits.
”When completed it is hoped the business park will generate a return on the investment through additional rates generated, new jobs created and a wider positive effect on the local economy.
Further further detail on the development can be found at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/redhill or by visiting Staffordshire Place 1 reception or Stafford library.