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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.

New Safety Measures Introduced on Historic Staffordshire Bridge

New traffic measures have been put in place on the historic Chetwynd Bridge at Alrewas, to allow motorists to continue to use it safely. The Grade II listed structure, which dates back to 1824, spans the River Tame and was designed by Joseph Potter, the County Surveyor. In the long term, Staffordshire County Council hopes to secure funding to construct a ...

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Measures aimed at reducing impact of HGV traffic come into force

Helen Fisher

Experimental traffic orders which could reduce HGV traffic movement along sections of a main rural road in Staffordshire are set to come into force next month. Communities living along the A515 have expressed concerns about increased use of the road by HGVs, rather than using the A38 and A50 trunk roads. Local parish councils and residents took these concerns to ...

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School Crossing Patrols to Continue in Staffordshire

School crossing patrols are to continue to be funded by Staffordshire County Council – as final budget plans are drawn up. The council was considering moving to a community funded service as part of measures needed to close a £35m budget shortfall in 2019/20. After listening to public and staff feedback, Cabinet members have decided this is not the right ...

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Gritting teams out in force as unexpected heavy snow hits north Staffordshire

Helen Fisher

Staffordshire’s gritting teams worked hard to clear roads in the north of the county last night as it was hit by unexpected snowfall – particularly in the Moorlands. Gritters were out from 4pm yesterday and continued as forecast rain later in the evening turned to heavy snow, causing difficulty to vehicles on the roads. With cold weather continuing into next ...

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Parking strategy to promote High Streets

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Improved on-street parking is being introduced to help town centres and communities in Staffordshire. The move follows consultation with district and borough councils, after Staffordshire County Council agreed the broad strategy in 2015. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said: We’re introducing a strategy designed to improve the turnover of on-street parking spaces in town ...

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Seventeen year partnership keeps roads amongst safest in the country

Helen Fisher

Motorists in Staffordshire are now enjoying some of the safest roads in the country thanks to an innovative 17-year long partnership. Set up in 2001, the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership works to improve road safety in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, and since created has seen the number of collisions resulting in injury almost halve (down 44%). With 27% fewer fatal and ...

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Plan your journey in advance and enjoy the festive getaway

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. Thursday and Friday are expected to be the busiest days for travel with many people making the final commute before Christmas at the same time as people travel away for the holiday period. Motorists ...

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Major project details showcased at public event in Lichfield

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People can find out about a major road project which will boost growth in Lichfield at an event in the city centre on Monday December 17. The county council will be starting construction first part of the final section of Lichfield’s southern bypass in January – an essential part of the city’s infrastructure to support its future growth. The public ...

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Work progresses on £15million road improvement scheme

MacArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cannock

Work is progressing at a major Staffordshire road scheme which will provide access to a new £160 million retail development and improve traffic flow on the roads around it. The works being carried out by the county council will pave the way for the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Cannock, which is set to open in 2020. McArthurGlen has committed £15million ...

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New park and stride scheme gets pupils active

Helen with parents and pupils

Almost 100 pupils at Heath Hayes Primary Academy in Cannock are putting their best foot forward in a new ‘park and stride’ scheme to get to school. A park and stride scheme is where parents park up in an agreed safe place not far from the school and with the pupils all walk in together.  The scheme helps keep children ...

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