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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.

Crackdown on drivers ignoring road signs

Motorists taking illegal short-cuts along a town centre street face a crackdown from next month. A permanent enforcement camera will monitor South Walls, Stafford, from September. 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 bicycles. Cars, motorbikes and private hire taxis are ...

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Burton Bridge reopens three weeks ahead of schedule

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The iconic Burton Bridge is to fully reopen this afternoon  – after major improvement works to safeguard its use finished three weeks ahead of schedule. Highways crews have been racing ahead of schedule during the warm weather and completed the final resurfacing of the bridge over the weekend. Traffic diversion signs are now being removed and all four lanes will ...

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Vital improvements to Burton Bridge could finish in days rather than weeks

Burton Bridge

Improvement work to safeguard the iconic Burton Bridge could now finish in days rather than weeks – as crews pull out all the stops to finish the scheme as quickly as possible. The scheme was expected to be completed in time for the schools returning in September, but engineers continue to shave days off the programme to finish well ahead ...

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Civic society members view major improvement project to town bridge

Burton Civic Scoiety bridge visit.

Members of Burton Civic Society visited the project team carrying out a major maintenance project on one of the town’s main bridges this week. The Burton Bridge project is progressing well and the last sections of historic tram track are now being removed. Original kerbing is also being reinstated to maintain the bridge’s heritage. The bridge’s plaques will be restored ...

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Vital improvements to Burton Bridge look set to finish ahead of schedule

Burton Bridge

Improvement work to safeguard the iconic Burton Bridge for future use are on track to finish ahead of schedule this summer. The scheme was expected to be completed in time for the schools returning in September, but now engineers are hopeful it could be completed with at least several days in hand before the August Bank Holiday weekend. Helen Fisher, ...

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Major bridge repair scheme on schedule for late summer finish

Burton Bridge

Footpaths on Burton Bridge are being surfaced this week with kerbs and drains also being installed as a major improvement project reaches its sixth week. This week the last sections of the old trams track have been removed, with some sections being stored by East Staffordshire Borough Council. Sections of track have also gone to Statfold Barn Railway near Tamworth. ...

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Repair work moves to other side of Burton Bridge as major project progresses

Burton Bridge

A major project to carry out essential repairs to Burton Bridge is progressing well with works moving to other side of the road. The footpaths and kerbs are now being removed and the old road surface dug out. Original kerbing from the footpaths is being removed and retained. This will then be reinstalled towards the end of the week. The ...

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Good road and rail links crucial for growth

Good roads and rail links are crucial for residents, businesses and continuing to grow a strong economy, Philip Atkins  the Leader of Staffordshire County Council said today. As Midlands Connect – the partnership responsible for powering the strategic transport plans for the Midlands Engine – published it’s annual report today, the county council leader said improvements to train travel and ...

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New road surface laid on Burton Bridge as project reaches fourth week

Burton Bridge

A new base layer has been laid on one side of the road on Burton Bridge and its footway resurfaced. The project has moved into its fourth week and is on schedule for completion by the end of the school summer holidays. Remaining sections of the old tram track will also be removed this week with some sections being preserved. ...

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Highways improvements for Staffordshire village

A highways scheme to improve road safety in a Staffordshire village is being planned for this financial year. The initial phase of the scheme at Freehay crossroads near Cheadle has seen the installation of temporary traffic lights on all four approaches to the junction. Following consultation with the local community, further work planned for later in the year will see ...

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