Major road scheme to commence on £160m Cannock retail development

Roadworks will begin later this month to improve the traffic flow on the roads around the under-construction McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Cannock, which is set to be completed in 2020.

McArthurGlen has committed £15m to the improvement scheme, taking place at Churchbridge and the A460 Eastern Way with the works being carried out by the Staffordshire County Council.

This will include the highways team temporarily close sections of the A460 Eastern Way and a full closure of the section between the Hayes Way roundabout and the Lichfield Road roundabout in both directions will be in place from 6am on June 17 to 6am on July 1.

Night time closures will be in place in both directions on the section between Hayes Way and the McDonalds roundabout on July 3, 4 and 5. Night time closures will be from 7pm to 6am.

“The McArthurGlen Designer Outlet is a hugely important development for Staffordshire and the wider region,” said Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport. “It will create jobs and bring visitors into Cannock, boosting the local economy.

“The road improvement scheme is therefore vital in paving the way for the development. Undoubtedly it will create some disruption, but it is a necessary part of the development. Traffic management has been carefully planned to minimise disruption as much as is possible.

Cannock Chase Council granted planning approval for a designer outlet at Mill Green in September 2016 following extensive consultations with the local community.

On-site construction of McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Cannock started last summer, and when it opens in 2020, the development and community hub will create 1,000 jobs for the local area.