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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.

Access works for county employment site completed as business operation begins

Gestamp South Staffordshire

Work to create access to a major new Staffordshire employment site has been completed with its flagship company already operational. Staffordshire County Council carried out the works to create access to the Four Ashes site, paving the way for the relocation of automotive parts manufacturer Gestamp. The new facility is already part-operational. The 52-acre site in South Staffordshire has been ...

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Plan to cut congestion under discussion

Plans are being drawn up to reduce congestion and improve air quality at a traffic blackspot. The A50 Liverpool Road junction in the centre of Kidsgrove is known for long delays at peak times. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet support member for Highways and Transport, said: Everyone who uses this road regularly knows something needs to be done to ...

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Highways crews work through the night to tackle fallen trees

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Staffordshire’s highways crews were out in force during the night as heavy winds swept across the county bringing down trees and branches. A Yellow weather warning for strong winds had been issued for the county yesterday which saw gusts of up to 70mph in parts. More than 50 trees were brought down by strong winds and crews worked throughout the ...

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Motorists urged to prepare for freezing conditions and snow showers

Gritter

Staffordshire motorists are being urged to drive with extra care from this afternoon (Tuesday) with freezing conditions and potential snow showers expected. A yellow weather warning has been issued for the area with a mixture of blustery, wintry showers of rain, hail and snow and freezing temperatures forecast into the night and tomorrow morning. Staffordshire’s army of gritters will be ...

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Town centre pavement improvement works set to begin

Work to improve pavements on Newcastle’s High Street will begin next week. The ongoing scheme will see small sections improved at a time to ensure there is minimum disruption for shoppers and businesses. Improvements will take place on the stretch between Paradise Street and Guildhall. Work begins next Monday January 15. The scheme is set to be completed in mid-August. For ...

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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

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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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