Investment proposals for improvements to the A50/A500 corridor have been given the 'thumbs up' by local residents. Midlands Connect has outlined how the improvements could add £12 billion to the region's economy.
New research shows that residents living in Staffordshire approve of the plans to upgrade the busy stretch after reading a brief summary of the proposals. 73% of people in Newcastle-under-Lyme approve of the proposals. This follows on from the report that was published in February which I was happy to raise in Parliament.
I am not surprised to see such strong support in Newcastle-under-Lyme for these proposals, since traffic and delays on the A50/A500 can be a major inconvenience for residents.
I look forward to working with Midlands Connect to push for this important investment into our local infrastructure.