A50 upgrade in Staffordshire 'to start by end of 2014'

The A50 Businesses and motorists say the A50 needs improving

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Work could start on a £40m upgrade to a Staffordshire trunk road by the end of 2014, a council has said.

In December, the government announced it would fund the improvements to the A50 at Uttoxeter.

The council, which is currently consulting on the project, said a planning application would be submitted in the spring.

It is hoped the first phase, to build a new junction near the town, will be finished by December 2015.

'Needs improving'

The junction would serve a proposed housing development and business park west of Uttoxeter.

The second phase, to the east, will involve installing a new junction and removing two roundabouts, which are a cause of congestion.

Andy Harvey, who uses the road every day, said: "It definitely needs improving. At 18:00 GMT, it can take me anywhere between 40 minutes to an hour-and-a-half to get home."

In December, JCB's chairman Lord Bamford, a Conservative party donor, said the A50 investment had enabled him to press ahead with a £150m business expansion.

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