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We maintain the network of highways throughout Staffordshire, with responsibility for roads and footpaths and ensure that all forms of transport across Staffordshire work together.

£200k community funding to improve road safety

Helen Fisher

A £200,000 cashpot aimed at improving road safety in communities across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is set to open for a final round of applications. The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership has so far benefited 60 schemes with a share of £150,000 since it was launched in 2017. Now groups can apply for individual grants of up to £5,000 when the scheme ...

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Highways investment to benefit motorists in Burton

Helen Fisher

Motorists in Burton can look forward to smoother journeys thanks to a major highways improvement project being scheduled for early this summer. Staffordshire County Council will be carrying out the highways improvements and resurfacing work on Shobnall Road in the town. The £650,000 investment will see the resurfacing of the entire road and include the replacement of damaged kerb stones ...

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Early Peak-Time Free Travel To Remain for Disabled People

Free peak time bus travel for disabled people in Staffordshire is set to continue – following feedback from a public consultation on concessionary travel. Staffordshire County Council is planning to follow national guidelines for concessionary travel, which means older people with bus passes in the county will still be able to travel for free between 9.30am and 11pm and at ...

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Staffordshire wins £1.9 million bid for transport innovation

Keele University campus

Small businesses in Staffordshire will support the creation of innovative transport improvements at a university ‘living lab’ following a successful government funding bid by a county council-led partnership. The £1.9 million ‘live lab’ project at Keele University will develop, test and demonstrate how a smart highways network can be designed, maintained and extended to local roads. The project, which includes ...

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Extra Highways Funding to Support Local Communities

Roadmaster

All county councillors are to be allocated £20,000 each to prioritise highways work in their own local communities. The one-off funding, which is on top of annual funding for highways, was confirmed today at a meeting of the county council’s Cabinet. Following the awarding of the Local Government Finance Settlement, the Cabinet presented an update on its budget and Medium ...

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New Safety Measures Introduced on Historic Staffordshire Bridge

New traffic measures have been put in place on the historic Chetwynd Bridge at Alrewas, to allow motorists to continue to use it safely. The Grade II listed structure, which dates back to 1824, spans the River Tame and was designed by Joseph Potter, the County Surveyor. In the long term, Staffordshire County Council hopes to secure funding to construct a ...

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Measures aimed at reducing impact of HGV traffic come into force

Woman standing in front of road

Experimental traffic orders which could reduce HGV traffic movement along sections of a main rural road in Staffordshire are set to come into force next month. Communities living along the A515 have expressed concerns about increased use of the road by HGVs, rather than using the A38 and A50 trunk roads. Local parish councils and residents took these concerns to ...

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School Crossing Patrols to Continue in Staffordshire

School crossing patrols are to continue to be funded by Staffordshire County Council – as final budget plans are drawn up. The council was considering moving to a community funded service as part of measures needed to close a £35m budget shortfall in 2019/20. After listening to public and staff feedback, Cabinet members have decided this is not the right ...

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Gritting teams out in force as unexpected heavy snow hits north Staffordshire

Helen Fisher

Staffordshire’s gritting teams worked hard to clear roads in the north of the county last night as it was hit by unexpected snowfall – particularly in the Moorlands. Gritters were out from 4pm yesterday and continued as forecast rain later in the evening turned to heavy snow, causing difficulty to vehicles on the roads. With cold weather continuing into next ...

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