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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.

Hospital problem parking tackled

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New parking restrictions are being introduced next week to ease parking problems near a hospital. ‘No waiting at any time’ restrictions will be imposed on both sides of the A34 in Newcastle adjacent to the entrance to the University Hospital of North Midlands following complaints that all day parking was impeding traffic. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for ...

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Trees at accident spot to be cut down

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Road-side trees involved in fatal accidents will be cut down as soon as possible. The decision was taken after discussion between Staffordshire County Council’s head of Highways Helen Fisher, local county councillor Mark Winnington and representatives of Bradley, Derrington, Gnosall and Haughton parish councils. The trees, near the Villa Cattery on the A518 between Stafford and Newport, have been the ...

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£200k community funding to improve road safety

Helen Fisher

A £200,000 cashpot aimed at improving road safety in communities across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is set to open for a final round of applications. The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership has so far benefited 60 schemes with a share of £150,000 since it was launched in 2017. Now groups can apply for individual grants of up to £5,000 when the scheme ...

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Highways investment to benefit motorists in Burton

Helen Fisher

Motorists in Burton can look forward to smoother journeys thanks to a major highways improvement project being scheduled for early this summer. Staffordshire County Council will be carrying out the highways improvements and resurfacing work on Shobnall Road in the town. The £650,000 investment will see the resurfacing of the entire road and include the replacement of damaged kerb stones ...

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Early Peak-Time Free Travel To Remain for Disabled People

Free peak time bus travel for disabled people in Staffordshire is set to continue – following feedback from a public consultation on concessionary travel. Staffordshire County Council is planning to follow national guidelines for concessionary travel, which means older people with bus passes in the county will still be able to travel for free between 9.30am and 11pm and at ...

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Staffordshire wins £1.9 million bid for transport innovation

Keele University campus

Small businesses in Staffordshire will support the creation of innovative transport improvements at a university ‘living lab’ following a successful government funding bid by a county council-led partnership. The £1.9 million ‘live lab’ project at Keele University will develop, test and demonstrate how a smart highways network can be designed, maintained and extended to local roads. The project, which includes ...

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Extra Highways Funding to Support Local Communities

Roadmaster

All county councillors are to be allocated £20,000 each to prioritise highways work in their own local communities. The one-off funding, which is on top of annual funding for highways, was confirmed today at a meeting of the county council’s Cabinet. Following the awarding of the Local Government Finance Settlement, the Cabinet presented an update on its budget and Medium ...

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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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