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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.

Next phase of works to create access to county employment site set to start

Gestamp site

The next phase of works to create access to a major new Staffordshire employment site will move to its next phase at the end of July. Staffordshire County Council is carrying the works to improve 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 ...

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Plan your journey in advance as the great summer getaway begins

rainy motorway

People heading off for their summer break over the next few days are being urged to plan in advance with around nine million leisure journeys predicted on the roads nationally on Friday and Saturday alone. This week the RAC predicted that the busiest times will be Friday between 1pm and 8pm and Saturday 11am until 4pm. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet ...

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Community opportunity to influence local road safety

Councillor Mark Deaville

Community ideas for making their neighbourhood’s roads safer can win funding to make them happen. The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is organising the trial scheme which is offering up to £5,000 to community groups in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to help improve road safety. Proposals could include speed watch groups and activities with schools such as walking buses, but projects must ...

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Junction for new homes access set for completion

Breaking News

Work to complete access to a new homes development near Rugeley takes place next week. Access to the development, on the A51 Lea Hall Way, has been created as a roundabout junction north of Wheelhouse Road. Next week the junction will be resurfaced along that stretch. In order for the work to be carried out safely, this section of the ...

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Potholes, Road Safety and Community Schemes Key to Highways and Transport Investment

shadow of cyclist on road

Tackling potholes, improving road safety, boosting cycling and upgrading access to local rail stations are at the heart of investment by Staffordshire County Council to improve roads and help people travel safely across the county. The proposals for more than £35m of investment will help maintain the county’s 6,000km of roads and 4,500km of footpaths, improve road safety and give ...

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People Encouraged to Have Say on Buses Subsidised by Taxpayers

People are being encouraged to have their say on how the budget for subsidising bus travel in Staffordshire can be best spent. All bus journeys made in Staffordshire are operated by either private bus companies or by voluntary and community organisations. Although more than 90 per cent of these trips are made without any subsidy, the county council currently pays ...

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Economy boosting road project reaches further milestone

Breaking News

A new access road which will pave the way for multi-million pound development, new jobs and relieve town centre congestion has reached another milestone. Staffordshire County Council has now started the process of buying land along the Stafford Western Access Route, which will link the A518 Newport Road and the A34 Foregate Street north of the town centre. The new ...

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Roads funding can help ease pressure on smaller rural networks

A £1billion allocation of Government funding for building new roads to ease congestion needs to alleviate pressure on smaller rural networks, the county council leader said today. Philip Atkins added that the funding, announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, also needed to be evenly distributed across the country and not just in larger urban areas. He said: We welcome today’s ...

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New parking orders introduced around section of access route

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Parking orders on an estate next to the route of Stafford’s new western access road are being introduced this week. Parking restrictions are being introduced on roads around Castlefields, to the west of Stafford town centre. Double yellow lines are being installed along the length of Martin Drive – which will form the gateway to the new Stafford Western Access ...

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