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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.

Work on Burton Bridge to start in the summer

Councillor Mark Deaville

Work to safeguard the future use of a major Burton Gateway is to start in the summer – after overwhelming calls from people and businesses in the town to postpone the major scheme. After winning permission from the Government to move the start of the work on Burton Bridge from the New Year to the summer holidays, Staffordshire County Council ...

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Investment to improve highways paying off

Pothole repair

A £5million investment into repairing Staffordshire’s roads is already having an effect on the county’s highway network. In the past year, more than 31,000 potholes have been repaired in the county as part of Staffordshire County Council’s continuing campaign to improve roads. In an average year, highways crews tackle around 20,000 potholes. A combination of traditional gangs repairing potholes, plus ...

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Final phase of access works for county employment site gets under way

Gestamp site

Work to create access to a major new Staffordshire employment site is continuing this month as the project reaches its final stage. Staffordshire County Council is carrying the works to create access to the Four Ashes site, paving the way for the relocation of automotive parts manufacturer Gestamp. The 52-acre site in South Staffordshire is being developed by Bericote Properties, ...

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Road safety improvements on A519 to get underway this weekend

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Work on a road safety scheme on the A519 Clayton Road in Newcastle is due to get underway on Sunday 8 October. The scheme will include reducing the speed limit from 60mph to 40mph, along with additional signage, and changes to road markings. Work will also include the installation of a power line to service the new illuminated signs. To ...

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Drivers urged to check their tyres in latest road safety campaign

Staffordshire’s motorists are being encouraged to check their car tyres and pressures this October as part of national tyre safety month. ‘Are you having a good or bad air day?’ is the question being asked in the latest campaign being supported by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership. The initiative is reminding drivers that correct tyre pressures reduce the risk of ...

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Have Your Say on Timing of Vital Second Bridge Works

Burton people are being asked to have their say on when the second phase of a crucial £6.1m scheme to safeguard the future use of two gateways into the town should start. Staffordshire County Council successfully bid for Government funding to safeguard both St Peter’s Bridge and Burton Bridge – without which St Peter’s Bridge would close for good, crippling ...

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Free parking for town centre

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Charges for on-street parking spaces in Burton town centre will be suspended from Monday to help local business during the closure of St Peter’s Bridge. Staffordshire County Council says the free parking will also support a campaign to promote Burton businesses in the run up to Christmas as the bridge reopens. With the closure of St Peter’s Bridge in place ...

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Major bridge repair project enters fourth week

St Peter's Bridge

Replacement of bearings and deck joints on St Peter’s Bridge will continue this week as its repair scheme reaches its fourth week. The £6.1m project will see vital strengthening work to allow HGVs to continue to access the town. Last week the project team continued with bearing replacement and removed the road surface. From today, the last parts of the ...

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Freight group presses ahead with measures to reduce HCV impact

A group formed to reduce the impact heavy commercial vehicles on Staffordshire’s roads is set to deliver a package of measures to benefit communities along one of the county’s main routes. The Staffordshire Freight and Communities Forum met on Friday with a specific focus on reducing HCV impact along the A515, affecting the villages of Draycott-in-the-Clay, Yoxall and Kings Bromley. ...

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