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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 town centre crossing installation to begin

Councillor Mark Deaville

Work to install a new town centre zebra crossing in Leek begins this month. The crossing on Stockwell Street, positioned by the White Hart Tear Room, will improve pedestrian access from the Market Square north of the town centre. The pavement on the north side of the road will also be widened. Extensive consultation took place with the community to ...

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Bikeability cycle training puts young people safely in the saddle

kids on bikes

School children from across Staffordshire will continue to benefit from free cycling training over the next three years. Bikeability, the National Standard cycling proficiency scheme, run by Staffordshire County Council provides secondary school aged children with free biking lessons to encourage safer cycling. The training enables children to progress from traffic free riding to quiet residential roads, before building confidence ...

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Staffordshire gears up for ‘Cycle to Work Day’

man on bike

Commuters in Staffordshire are being encouraged to leave the car at home and get in the saddle as part of national ‘Cycle to Work Day.’ The annual push on Wednesday 14 September is the national campaign that aims to promote the benefits of cycling to and from work. Staffordshire County Council’s mobile bike workshop is supporting the campaign and will ...

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Campaign reminds drivers that ’20 is Plenty’ outside schools

20 is plenty sign

Drivers across Staffordshire are being reminded that ‘20 is Plenty’ as part of a high profile road safety campaign to 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 take part in the scheme, which ...

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Roadmaster Takes to the Highways to Help Tackle Staffordshire Potholes

Roadmaster

Three new pothole “zapping” machines are being rolled out on Staffordshire roads as part of a package of measures to help speed up repairs on the county’s highway network. Earlier this year, Staffordshire County Council was awarded just over £1 million from the Department for Transport to help manage the challenge of repairing potholes and defects in the roads. As ...

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Improvements to town’s rail station gateway begin

Victoria Road

Improvements to the gateway between Tamworth rail station and the town centre started this week. The £500,000 improvements to Victoria Road are part of a wider project to improve transport links in the borough. The 21-week scheme will see enhancements to Victoria Road taking in its junctions with Bolebridge Street, Marmion Street, Albion Street and Alexandra Mews. The project will ...

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Cycleway improvements for popular Stafford route

Greenway

Cyclists and walkers in Stafford who use the cycleway between Castletown and Haughton will soon benefit from improvements being made to the path. The project will include resurfacing of the cycleway, which is part of the NCN 55 (National Cycleway Network), improving access for all users and providing better drainage.  Vegetation, trees and hedges along the outer edges of the ...

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Flash flood warning to Staffordshire motorists

Councillor Mark Deaville

Staffordshire motorists are being urged to drive with extra care if forecast thunderstorms hit the county tomorrow. Following a Met Office severe weather warning, the county council’s highways leader Mark Deaville said flash flooding could make driving conditions difficult. He added: After the hottest day of the year so far, we could see torrential thunderstorms hitting parts of the county ...

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Children measure up in seatbelt safety campaign

child with height chart

Parents are being reminded of the importance of keeping young children safe when travelling in cars. As part of a new campaign, seatbelt safety height charts are being sent out to primary schools across Staffordshire to help parents understand seatbelt safety laws and the importance of using the right equipment. Schools are being asked to put the charts up in ...

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Cyclists and drivers urged to look out for each other in new campaign

shadow of cyclist on road

Cyclists and drivers from across Staffordshire are being reminded to look out for each other and follow some simple tips to help keep them safe on the roads. The call comes after a busy summer of cycling events including, IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, the Women’s Tour of Britain and the RideStaffs cycling festival.  All of which are expected to make cycling ...

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