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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.

Staffordshire in Great Shape to Capitalise on HS2 Connections

HS2

Staffordshire is in great shape and in a great place to capitalise on a HS2 hub to help share in any economic benefits and drive the growth of the economy, the county’s leader has said. Following the launch of HS2: Getting the best out of Britain, County Council Leader Philip Atkins said the county was already well placed to maximise ...

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Village set to benefit from road safety scheme

A scheme to improve safety on a road past a village school near Stafford will begin on Monday December 4. The county council’s highways team has worked with Hixon Parish Council to introduce the scheme, which will see 30mph signs moved further south from St Peter’s C of E Primary School to slow traffic earlier. In addition, a new raised ...

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Communities in Staffordshire to share in HS2 road safety scheme fund

Roundabout

Communities affected by the construction of Phase One of HS2 are set to benefit from almost £3 million extra investment in road safety schemes, as part of a £30 million cash boost announced today. The funding has been awarded to Staffordshire County Council to support road safety and cycle schemes along the Phase One line of route, which runs from ...

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Drivers urged to take extra care following icy forecast for Staffordshire

Gritter

Drivers across Staffordshire are being urged to travel with extra care this weekend and early next week as the county’s gritting teams head out countywide. The Met Office has issued a weather warning for icy conditions over the weekend. Wintry showers and sunny spells have been forecast throughout the weekend and possibly early next week. There is a chance of ...

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Motorists warned of high winds in Staffordshire

rainy motorway

People travelling on the roads across Staffordshire this afternoon and overnight are being warned about high winds and the risk of trees and branches falling. The Met Office has issued a weather warning for winds of up to 60mph, particularly for areas on higher ground such as the Staffordshire Moorlands. The warning has been issued from this afternoon through to ...

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Improvement work at town centre car parks set to begin

Work to improve car parks in Newcastle town centre will begin on Monday November 27. The improvements will be carried out as part of a partnership project by the county council and Newcastle Borough Council. They will take place at borough council car parks and include installing new signs, removal of old signs and lighting columns and replacing entrance barriers. ...

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Changes to subsidised bus journeys in Staffordshire approved

An eight week public consultation on how best to spend Staffordshire County Council’s £1.3m annual bus subsidy has resulted in the option which safeguards most journeys. Approving the plan, the County Council’s Cabinet also agreed to work with bus operators, district and borough councils, parish councils and local community groups to explore options for supporting some of the journeys which ...

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Tamworth residents to benefit from highways improvements

Residents from Chartwell in Tamworth are to benefit from around £250,000 worth of investment to improve footpaths on the estate. Staffordshire County Council’s highways crews will be carrying out resurfacing work on footpaths in Chartwell, Godolphin, Glyndebourne, Kentwell, Lorton and Gawsworth.  The work is expected to start on 20 November 2017 and take around 19 weeks to complete. Helen Fisher, Cabinet ...

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St Peter’s Bridge reopens to traffic – well ahead of schedule

St Peter's Bridge

Burton’s St Peter’s Bridge has reopened – three weeks ahead of the original completion date. The essential repairs of the bridge had originally been due to be completed at the end of November, but the project team have worked hard to bring the reopening forward. Mark Deaville, the county council’s cabinet member with overall responsibility for the scheme, said: From the outset ...

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New road safety improvements set to be installed in Staffordshire village

A raft of new road safety improvements will be installed in a village near Rugeley from next week after the county council worked with the parish council to draw up the scheme. The three-week scheme will see the introduction of the improvements along a stretch of the B5014 in Hill Ridware. Four sets of speed cushions will be built along ...

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