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Stafford

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Stafford
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County
Staffordshire
Highway Authority
Staffordshire
Forward Destination on
M6, A34, A449, A513, A518
Next Primary Destinations
Rugeley • Stone • Telford • Uttoxeter • Walsall • Wolverhampton
Other Nearby Primary Destinations
Cannock • Lichfield
Places related to the M6
Coventry • Wolverhampton • Stoke-on-Trent • Carlisle • Wigan • Birmingham • Rugby • Penrith • Lancaster • Preston • Gretna • Abington • Walsall
Places related to the A34
Places related to the A449
Places related to the A513
Places related to the A518

Stafford is a medium-sized Primary Destination and the historic county town of Staffordshire. Its road network is managed by Staffordshire County Council, with the exception of the M6, which is managed by National Highways.

History

Stafford in the relevant 1922-23 MoT map


Stafford in the 1956 OS One-inch map


Inner Relief Road

The dual carriageway Queensway was officially opened on 12 June 1978 by Cyril Finney, Staffordshire County Council Highways Committee Chairman. Even he admitted he was surprised by the forest of traffic lights, but the alternative was pedestrian subways which would never have got through. There was a cartoon of a coachload of tourists coming to see the “illuminations”! He said that “when the (traffic light) computer starts working in six to eight weeks time it will be dead easy”. Parts of the road were in use earlier. Contractor was Balfour Beatty Construction Ltd., contract cost £3 million, total cost £6.5 million.

Stafford Western Access Route

Linking A518 Newport Road to A34 Foregate Street at Madford Retail Park. The final part of the scheme, the viaduct over River Sow, connecting Doxey Road to A34 was reported as completed by the Express and Star on 19 November 2021. Unicorn Way had opened earlier in the year. The Doxey Road bridge and re-alignment had opened by 2 July 2021. The existing Martin Drive and Kingsway was used for the A518 link. It was opened as an unclassified road.

Routes

Several routes run through the Stafford area.


Route To Notes

M6

The NORTH WEST, Stoke-on-Trent, Preston

M6

The SOUTH, Birmingham, Wolverhampton

A34

Stone, Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A34

Cannock

A449

Wolverhampton

A513

Rugeley, (A51) Lichfield

A518

Telford Tourist Route to Stafford Castle

A518

Uttoxeter

A5013

Eccleshall

B5066

Sandon

A455

Cannock now A34

A449

Newcastle-under-Lyme now A34

B5025

Railway station

B5026

Eccleshall now A5013

Links

Stafford Western Access Route




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Places in the West Midlands region
Major citiesBirmingham • Coventry • Stoke-on-Trent • Wolverhampton
Primary DestinationsBirmingham International Airport • Bridgnorth • Bromsgrove • Brownhills • Burton upon Trent • Cannock • Dudley • Evesham • Hereford • Kidderminster • Leamington Spa • Leek • Leominster • Lichfield • Newcastle • Nuneaton • Oswestry • Redditch • Ross • Rugby • Rugeley • Shrewsbury • Solihull • Stafford • Stone • Stourbridge • Stratford • Tamworth • Telford • Uttoxeter • Walsall • Warwick • West Bromwich • Whitchurch • Worcester
Other placesBewdley • Bilston • Coseley • Droitwich • Halesowen • Ledbury • Ludlow • Malvern • N.E.C. • Smethwick • Southam • Sutton Coldfield • Wednesfield • Wellington • Willenhall


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