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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.

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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Joint works to support new homes development set to begin next month

Careful coordination of works to support a major new homes development in Lichfield will mean a big reduction in road closure time and less disruption for people and businesses. The Roman Heights development north of the A5127 Burton Road will see 750 houses and other facilities built. Work to provide access and services to the site will begin in mid-July.  ...

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People urged to park responsibly in Newcastle town centre on Sundays

civil enforcement officer ticketing car

Motorists in Newcastle-under-Lyme are being reminded to park responsibly when visiting the town centre on Sundays. The Ironmarket in Newcastle town centre has a no waiting at any time parking restriction in place on Sundays. However Civil Enforcement Officers have observed an increasing number of vehicles parked in the area. On one Sunday in May over 60 vehicles were observed ...

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Campaign launches to keep young bikers safe

learner biker

A high-profile road safety campaign aimed at reducing the number of young bikers injured on Staffordshire’s roads has launched this month. The campaign, being run by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is reminding young bikers and their parents about the importance of safe riding, bike maintenance and wearing appropriate clothing. A new website and app named ‘Biker Jack’, available free for ...

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Staffordshire to welcome ‘RideStaffs Festival 2016’

cyclists on grassland

People are being encouraged to get on their bike as the county gears up for this year’s RideStaffs Festival. Now in its 6th year, the event is the county’s biggest celebration of cycling and it returns to the Shugborough Estate for Friday 1 – Sunday 3 July. From kids and amateurs to some of the country’s top cyclists, it offers ...

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New stretch of road to help drivers

Work to create a new 300-metre stretch of the A522 begins this month, as part of the A50 Growth Corridor project. Throughout this phase of work, the A50 itself will be largely unaffected, with only occasional night-time lane closures planned. The new stretch of A522, just north of the existing carriageway, will help keep traffic flowing during roadworks on the A50 ...

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Staffordshire to welcome Women’s Tour of Britain

cyclists

Cycling fans from Staffordshire are set to cheer on some of the world’s top female cyclists as they make their way through the county. Stage 4 of the Aviva Women’s Tour of Britain arrives in Staffordshire on Saturday 18 June, taking riders across over 70 miles of the county’s roads. The race, now in its third year, takes place over ...

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Football fans urged to nominate their designated driver as Euro’s reach fever pitch

Councillor Mark Deaville

As football fans across the county prepare for the UEFA European Championship kick-off, people are being reminded to make sure they have a designated driver for their nights out. Designated drivers will be rewarded with discounted or even free soft drinks in more than 100 Staffordshire pubs during the tournament as part of the ‘I’ll be DES’ campaign. The tournament ...

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