Stoke-on-Trent City East Link Road, Staffordshire

We are supporting Stoke-on-Trent City Council in the development of a new link between Stoke-on-Trent City Centre and the A5272 (Dividy Road), improving connectivity into the city centre and across the city, including improvements for public transport and active travel users within Stoke.

What is the scheme?

Located towards the south-east of Stoke-on-Trent, the City East Link Road will create a new route between the city centre and Dividy Road. It will also provide access to a number of developments within the region, including Eaton Park and Fenton industrial Estate. The scheme also includes footways and cycleways that will link the city centre to key employment and residential areas within the city.

What will the scheme do?

  • Reduce congestion: Relieve congestion to the south and east of the city centre and improve connectivity to the wider road network.

  • Improve public transport: Enable significant bus priority to be provided for the many buses that currently use the Bucknall Road corridor whilst providing a new route option for bus services.

  • Support active travel: connect to the existing traffic free active travel network and providing a link to the heart of the city centre, increasing opportunities for walking and cycling

  • Improve air quality: Provide improved air quality and a reduction in noise pollution through the easing of congestion along existing routes.

  • Encourage growth: Improve access to key employment sites in the city centre, making it more attractive to businesses and employers.

What happens next?

The City East Link Road is one of the schemes submitted by Midlands Connect in 2019 to the Department for Transport for Large Local Major funding.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council continues to work with the Department for Transport to develop the business case for the scheme.

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