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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.

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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Care needed despite overnight gritting

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Prolonged sub-zero temperatures means everyone should take care outdoors today. Gritters have been out across the county overnight, following another day’s gritting yesterday. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Support member for Highways and Transport, said: The temperature was well below freezing in parts of the county overnight and conditions will be extremely difficult today, even on gritted roads. With ...

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Gritting work continues in face of sub-zero conditions

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Staffordshire gritters will continue patrolling the county’s road network day and night as the cold snap remains in force. Having worked round the clock since Friday, Staffordshire’s fleet of more than 40 gritters is on the road again today in preparation for the anticipated fall in temperature overnight. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Support member for Highways and Transport, ...

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Major gritting operation continues in Staffordshire as hundreds of schools close

Snow car

Gritters have been working non-stop for the third night running as hundreds of schools across the county shut due to snow and ice. Staffordshire County Council’s fleet of more than 40 gritters was on the roads again, having worked round the clock since Friday. Weather forecasts had suggested the snow clouds would clear during Sunday night and the early hours ...

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Gritting crews work round the clock on Staffordshire’s roads

Gritter gritting

Gritters have been working day and night throughout the weekend as the region experienced one of its heaviest snowfalls for some time. Staffordshire’s fleet of more than 40 gritters were out again today, some with ploughs attached, as the forecast heavy snow arrived. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Support member for Highways and Transport, said: Our crews have been ...

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Gritters working day and night in Staffordshire

Gritter

Gritters were out in force across Staffordshire last night and this morning to keep the road network moving. Crews were out on the county’s roads as darkness fell yesterday afternoon and continued to do the rounds later last night and then again this morning to combat the forecast snow showers and threat of ice and hoar frost. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire ...

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