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Transport & Highways

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.

Cheddleton residents to benefit from highways improvements

People in Cheddleton are to benefit from around £160,000 worth of investment to improve footpaths in the area. Staffordshire County Council’s highways crews will be carrying out resurfacing work on footpaths on Hillside Road and St Edwards Road. The work started on Tuesday 2 January and is expected to take around 13 weeks to complete. Helen Fisher, Cabinet Support Member for ...

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Drivers reminded that ’20 is Plenty’ outside schools

20 is plenty sign

With children heading back to school after the Christmas break, drivers are being reminded that ‘20 is Plenty’ as part of a road safety campaign to help keep pupils safe. The ’20 is Plenty’ scheme is run by Staffordshire County Council and encourages drivers to reduce their speed to a maximum of 20mph outside schools. Each term around 16 Staffordshire ...

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Gritters prepare for threat of snow on higher ground

Breaking News

Gritters will be out again tonight, as forecasters predict some snow at higher levels and ground temperatures around freezing. Staffordshire’s fleet of more than 43 gritters was in action last night and this morning as the cold snap returned to parts of the county. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said: We’re expecting some snow ...

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Gritters out overnight across Staffordshire

Gritter

Gritters have been out on Staffordshire’s roads overnight to meet predicted bad weather. With snow forecast for the early hours of this morning in parts of the county, and low temperatures elsewhere, Staffordshire County Council’s fleet of more than 40 gritters was on the roads during the day yesterday before going out again overnight. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet ...

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Newcastle street set for New Year improvements

A Newcastle street will undergo a £150,000 set of improvements in the New Year. Staffordshire County Council’s highways team will start four-week scheme in Wedgwood Street, Wolstanton, next Tuesday January 2. The first phase of the works will see kerbs replaced and pavements resurfaced before the road resurfacing is carried out between January 25 and January 31. While works on ...

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County council moves forward with major road scheme to unlock future growth

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A major road project which will see the final section of Lichfield’s southern bypass completed is progressing with the county council beginning the process of buying land along the route. The £17.5million scheme will connect the A5127 Birmingham Road with the A5206 London Road. It will involve building an underpass beneath the Cross City railway line. The 670 metre stretch ...

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Plan your journey in advance and enjoy the festive getaway

rainy motorway

People are being advised to plan their journey if heading away for Christmas or New Year with busy roads expected and some rail engineering work scheduled. Friday is expected to be the busiest day for travel with many people making the final commute before Christmas at the same time as people travel away for the holiday period. Both Saturday and ...

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People reminded to nominate a designated driver for their Christmas nights out

Revellers planning their festive celebrations are being reminded to nominate a designated driver to make sure they get home safely. Over the Christmas and New Year celebrations, thousands of people will be out at work night outs and parties and the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is reminding people to make sure they have a designated driver. Speaking on behalf of ...

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County council to petition on next phase of HS2 in Staffordshire

HS2

County council has pledged to continue to get the best deal for Staffordshire and its communities by championing their cause in Parliament. Members of the council today agreed to lobby on Phase 2a which will run from the West Midlands to Crewe to mitigate the impact of the high speed line. Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic ...

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Big freeze continues in Staffordshire

Gritter

The big freeze is set to continue in Staffordshire as road users are urged to keep taking care. Met Office forecasters say temperatures may get above freezing briefly during the daytime, before returning below zero after dark. Staffordshire County Council’s fleet of more than 40 gritters are heading out again tonight following earlier gritting, but the extremely low temperatures are ...

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