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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.

Changes to free bus pass travel

People are being reminded that changes to free bus pass travel (English National Concessionary Travel Scheme) are due to come into force from next spring in Staffordshire. Residents will still be able to use their passes between 9.30am and 11pm and at any time at the weekend or on bank holidays – but will need to pay a fare if ...

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Drivers reminded to be ‘Bike Smart’ in latest road safety campaign

Helen, Martin & Matt

Drivers in Staffordshire are being reminded to be more aware of and watch out for those on two wheels in a new road safety campaign. The ‘Bike Smart’ campaign is part of Road Safety Week starting today (19 November).  The initiative is being organised by national road safety charity Brake and supported by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership. This year’s ...

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County freight strategy focuses on community impact and economic growth

Current and planned measures to ensure continued economic growth through road freight movement whilst reducing the impact on local communities in Staffordshire are included in an updated countywide strategy. The ongoing need to balance community concerns with local business needs are the focus of the latest Staffordshire Freight Strategy, which will be discussed by a select committee this week. It ...

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Have your say on community proposals for patrols

People can their say on proposals to encourage more communities to support and fund their local school crossing patrol. Staffordshire County Council is proposing to no longer fund patrols from September 2019 as it needs to close a £35m budget shortfall next year. The authority already has a small number of community funded patrols and wants to support more communities interested ...

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£15 million highway improvements programme set to begin in Cannock

MacArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cannock

Major works to provide access to a new £160 million retail development and improve traffic flow on the roads around it are set to begin next week. Cannock Chase District Council granted planning approval for a designer outlet at Mill Green in September 2016 following extensive consultations with the local community. On-site construction of McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Cannock started ...

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Crackdown on drivers ignoring road signs

Motorists taking illegal short-cuts along a town centre street face automatic fines if they break the law. A permanent enforcement camera will soon begin monitoring South Walls, Stafford, to deter drivers from cutting through. The only vehicles allowed to enter South Walls from the roundabout at the junction of Greengate Street and Mill Bank are buses, ‘Hackney cab’ taxis and ...

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Staffordshire’s spookiest cycling routes revealed

Staffordshire’s spookiest cycling routes revealed Staffordshire’s cyclists can mix spooks with spokes this Halloween by exploring some of the county’s eeriest cycle routes. Criss-crossing Staffordshire are miles of cycle lanes and national cycleways all of which are used every day by the county’s cycling community. But some routes are shrouded in legend and ghostly encounters and can add a new ...

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Army of Gritters Ready to Roll as Winter Officially Gets Under Way

Helen Fisher

Staffordshire’s army of gritters are primed and ready for action – as winter in Staffordshire officially gets underway. As we head into November the county council’s fleet is now ready to roll when needed to help keep the county safely on the move. The county council’s fleet of 40 plus gritters and snow ploughs will be ready to roll if ...

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Railway footbridges set to be replaced as line improvements are carried out

Two rail footbridges in the south of the county are being removed and replaced as work is carried out to electrify the line. The electrification of the Chase Line between Rugeley and Walsall involves the installation of new overhead wires. It will mean faster and quieter trains will be able to use the line, improving services for Rugeley, Cannock and ...

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Website relaunch to help families and friends keep new drivers safe

Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) has relaunched a one stop website for people supporting  new drivers in a bid to help them stay safe on the road. The website, Mentoring New Drivers, combines a wealth of information for individuals navigating their way through all the decisions involved in this stage of their loved one’s life, such as selecting a driving ...

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