Stoke & Staffordshire

Stoke's Etruria Road flyover closed for maintenance

Etruria Road flyover, Stoke-on-Trent Image copyright Google
Image caption Two expansion joints on the Etruria Road flyover will be replaced

A flyover on "one of the busiest routes" in Stoke-on-Trent will close for four nights to allow damage to be repaired.

Damage to an expansion joint on the A53 Etruria Road flyover was discovered during a routine inspection in September, a council spokesman said.

The joints absorb movement caused by high traffic volumes, wind and temperature changes.

The flyover will be closed from 13 January, between 20:00 and 06:00 GMT.

Another joint which is reaching "the end of its lifespan" will be replaced at the same time, the council said.

Councillor Ruth Rosenau said: "This is one of the busiest routes in and out of the city and maintenance is essential."

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