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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.

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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Motorists warned of high winds in Staffordshire overnight

rainy motorway

People travelling on the roads across Staffordshire overnight tonight 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 65mph, particularly for areas on higher ground such as the Staffordshire Moorlands. The warning has been issued from 8pm this evening through to 10am ...

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Cyclists urged to join ‘Cycle to Work Day’

Workers in Staffordshire are being encouraged to leave the car at home and get on their bikes for their morning commute as part of national ‘Cycle to Work Day.’ The annual push on Wednesday 13 September is the national campaign that aims to promote the benefits of cycling to and from work. Cycle shops across the county are also joining ...

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