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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.

Review of HS2 Project Welcomed

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News that an independent review of the HS2 scheme is to be carried out, has been welcomed by the Leader of Staffordshire County Council. The Government’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced the review today (August 21),with the findings expected to be ready by the Autumn. The  HS2 review will consider: Its benefits and impacts Affordability and efficiency Deliverability and scope ...

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£1m highways improvements for Burton underway and moving at pace

Motorists in Burton can look forward to smoother journeys thanks to two highway improvement schemes now underway. Staffordshire County Council is carrying out the improvements at Borough Road, near the railway station and on Shobnall Road and Forest Road. The improvement work underway at Shobnall Road which started on 4 August is expected to be completed by the end of the ...

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Highways improvements planned for Leek

Motorists in Leek can look forward to smoother journeys thanks to highways improvements being carried out near the Nicholson War Memorial. Staffordshire County Council’s highways crews will be carrying out the work to replace the existing cobble stones with new ones. The work is now scheduled to start on Monday 19 August and is expected to take around three weeks to ...

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£650,000 highways investment for Burton

Motorists in Burton will soon benefit from smoother journeys thanks to a major highways improvement project due to start on Sunday 4 August. Staffordshire County Council will be carrying out the highways improvements and resurfacing work on Shobnall Road and Forest Road. The investment will include the replacement of damaged kerb stones and ironworks, improved drains and the resurfacing of ...

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County council steps up efforts to mitigate impact of HS2 on Staffordshire

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Staffordshire County Council has agreed to become a “qualifying authority” on HS2, to help reduce the impact of Phase 2a of the scheme running from the West Midlands to Crewe. The council’s Cabinet today (Wednesday) agreed the move, which will give the authority some limited powers to influence the construction of the scheme which will pass through a further 33 ...

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Changes to Free Bus Pass Travel from July 1

Older people are being reminded that changes to free bus pass travel (the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme) come into force from next Monday, July 1. Passengers will still be able to use their passes to travel for free between 9.30am and 11pm and at any time at the weekend or on bank holidays – but will need to pay ...

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New campaign to tackle air pollution launches

School children, businesses and local communities are leading a new campaign to help improve air quality in the county. Encouraging employees to use more sustainable travel to and from work and travel plans for pupils and parents to encourage greener travel are amongst the activities to help raise awareness of improving air quality. So far, 15 schools, 6,500 pupils and ...

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Award for village improvement scheme

A highways improvement scheme to improve traffic flow, safety and the attractiveness in the centre of an East Staffordshire village has won a prestigious award. The Better Barton scheme, delivered by Staffordshire County Council, Barton Parish Council and Amey won the Small Project of the Year Award at the IHE (Institute of Highways Engineers) Awards. The £450,000 scheme included a ...

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Work continues for cleaner air

Hundreds of businesses, school pupils and their parents have been targeted in the first year of an air quality initiative in Staffordshire. Work so far includes developing travel plans with businesses to reduce the number of single workers commuting, improving air quality around schools and looking at the future demand for electric car charging points in the county. And an ...

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