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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.

Motorists advised of A50 lane closures at Uttoxeter

Motorists are being advised of overnight lane closures on the stretch of the A50 at Uttoxeter early next week. The closures will take place on the stretch between the A522 and B5030 junctions as part of the A50/A522 junction improvement project being carried out by Staffordshire County Council. Overnight on Monday (September 26) there will be a lane closure eastbound ...

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Cabinet approves powers to press ahead with growth boosting road scheme

Stafford Western Access Road

Preparations for a road scheme which will pave the way for the future growth of Stafford will now move forward following the county council’s cabinet approval of powers to purchase land along the route. The Stafford Western Access Route will support the continued growth of the county town and enable thousands of new homes to be built, provide for new ...

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Freight group set up to review HCV impact on county roads

A formal group is to be set up to continually assess the impact of heavy commercial vehicles (HCVs) on Staffordshire roads and agree on realistic mitigation measures. The Staffordshire Freight Forum is being set up in response to a county council select committee report into the issue earlier this year. Representatives from Highways England, the Road Haulage Association and Staffordshire ...

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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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