Commuter road closes for six weeks to build McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cannock
Written by The Newsroom on July 23, 2019
Motorists are now facing travel chaos as a two mile diversion goes in place following the six week closure of the A5190 Lichfield Road.
Staffordshire County Council have closed off 350 metres of the road, until September 2, as part of the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet development.
Lichfield Road, which is south of the Mill Green development, is closed between the A460 Eastern Way at the Biffa landfill roundabout and the Devon Road junction near to the Asda.
The diversion will take drivers two miles around Mill Green along the A460 Eastern Way and A4601 Old Hednesford Road/Hednesford Road.
Hayes Way will also remain closed throughout the work at its junction with the A460.
The £160 million outlet village is set to open in 2020 and McArthurGlen has pledged £15 million to the roadworks scheme that will take place at Churchbridge and the A460.
Drainage is going to be installed at the site, as well as a new gas main fitted with an existing main being diverted.
Construction of the ‘Bicester Village of the Midlands’ began last summer after Cannock Chase Council granted planning approval for a designer outlet at Mill Green back in September 2016.
The retail hub is expected to create around 1,000 jobs when it opens.
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