A50 Trunk Road

Streets of Stoke-on-Trent |
A50 Trunk Road  

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The construction of the A50 Trunk road through Stoke-on-Trent marked a major improvement to the road network of the City, providing much better access to the area. The new route, linking Queensway (A500) dual carriageway with the existing A50 at Blythe Bridge.

The A50 (opened in 1997) spans 7km (4.4 miles) across the southern part of the City.

Phase 1B runs the 2.4km (1.5 miles) from Foley Road in Longton to Normacot, comprising a dual two-lane carriageway, three two-level junctions and nine bridges. This phase of the road passes close to the town centre of Longton, one of the six towns of 'The Potteries' and an area of extensive industrial activity since the eighteenth century.

'Under the Road' an archeological and historical study
along the route of the A50, Longton


| Aerial photos of the A50 |

| A50 in Longton

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updated: 24/12/2002