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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.

Campaign reminds drivers that ’20 is Plenty’ outside schools

20 is plenty sign

As children prepare for school after the Christmas break, drivers are being reminded that ‘20 is Plenty’ as part of a road safety campaign to help keep pupils safe. The ’20 is Plenty’ scheme is run by Staffordshire County Council and encourages drivers to reduce their speed to a maximum of 20mph outside schools. Each term around 16 Staffordshire schools ...

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Take care with Christmas travel and potential severe weather

rainy motorway

People are being urged to travel with care on their festive getaways tomorrow with the effects of Storm Barbara potentially causing some disruption. Friday is predicted to be the busiest day for travel with strong winds and rain forecast. Weather warnings have been issued for between midday and 6pm on Friday. Staffordshire County Council’s highways team is monitoring conditions and ...

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Plan your journey in advance and enjoy the Christmas getaway

rainy motorway

People should plan their journey if heading away for Christmas and use live traffic information for stress-free travel, the county’s transport leader has said. Mark Deaville said the county council had made every effort to ensure major works have been lifted in the run-up to Christmas, easing congestion during the busiest travel period of the year and enabling businesses to ...

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Staffordshire’s top festive cycling and walking spots revealed

cyclist in morning

People interested in working off the extra helpings during festive parties and Christmas dinners are invited to stay active over the holidays and explore Staffordshire on foot and by bike. With acres of country parks, extensive canal towpaths and miles upon miles of cycle paths, Staffordshire continues to be a great county for walking and cycling, and promises to be ...

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Drivers urged to slow down as stats show rain is more dangerous than snow

rainy motorway

Drivers are being reminded to slow down when it rains in a new campaign being supported by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership. Highways England launched the road safety campaign after the latest statistics showed that people are 30 times more likely to be killed or seriously injured on the roads in rain than in snow. The figures also reveal that ...

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Designated drivers rewarded in ‘I’ll be DES’ campaign

Councillor Mark Deaville

Revellers planning their Christmas nights-out are being reminded to nominate a designated driver to make sure they get home safely. Designated drivers from across Staffordshire will be rewarded in more than 100 pubs over the Christmas period as part of this year’s ‘I’ll be DES’ campaign. For staying off the drink, DES’s will be rewarded with free or reduced rate ...

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Drivers urged to take care on country roads

Councillor Mark Deaville

Drivers are being reminded to take care when on the county’s rural roads in the latest campaign being supported by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership. Staffordshire roads continue to be amongst the safest in the country, and as a rural county has many smaller country roads. The campaign is targeting younger drivers aged 25 – 34 with the message ‘break ...

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Funding To Help Tackle Staffordshire’s Potholes Announced

Roadmaster

Funding to help towards tackling the worst potholes on Staffordshire’s roads has been welcomed by the county’s highways chief. As part of the national Pothole Action Fund, Staffordshire County Council has been awarded almost  £1.6 million to help towards repairing potholes in the county in 2017/18 – an increase of around £500,000 on this year. Although the core grant for ...

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Gritters ready as temperatures set to plummet tonight

Mark Deaville

Staffordshire County Council’s gritting teams are bracing themselves for a cold snap that could see temperatures plummet to as low as -6 in some parts of the county. The latest forecast from the Met Office shows that a widespread frost will occur over much of the county tonight and tomorrow, with temperatures dropping to as low as -6C in rural ...

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Road reopens ahead of schedule as regeneration scheme moves forward

A road which is being improved to pave the way to a multi-million pound business and housing development near Burton has reopened ahead of schedule following the completion of a new roundabout. Branston Road is being realigned and improved as part of the Branston Locks development which will see 400 acres of land immediately west of the A38 developed. It ...

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