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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.

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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Event marks village improvements scheme completion

Better Barton scheme

Delegates gathered to mark the completion of a scheme to improve traffic flow, safety and the attractiveness in the centre of an East Staffordshire village on Friday. The £450,000 Better Barton scheme was drawn up by Barton-under-Needwood Parish Council and the county council. It has been delivered in three phases and the main part of the project will form the ...

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Highways teams work round the clock to clear county roads

Highways teams have been working hard throughout the night to deal with flooding on Staffordshire’s roads and to clear trees, branches and other debris as Storm Bronagh reached the county. Staffordshire County Council’s highways and transport leader Helen Fisher said: Last night there was extremely heavy rainfall over a short period in addition to the strong winds as Storm Bronagh ...

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Motorists urged to take care as Storm Bronagh expected to hit the county overnight

People travelling on the roads across Staffordshire this evening (Thursday 20 September) and overnight   are being warned about high winds and rain which could make driving conditions difficult. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for strong winds as Storm Bronagh is expected to hit the county between 6pm and 9am. People are being advised to take extra care ...

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Village road improvements scheme nears completion

A scheme to improve traffic flow, safety and attractiveness in the centre of an East Staffordshire village is set to be completed at the end of this month. The £450,000 Better Barton scheme was drawn up by Barton-under-Needwood Parish Council and the county council. It has been delivered in three phases and the main part of the project will form ...

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Newcastle road safety scheme works set to begin

Work to improve safety on a main road in Newcastle will begin on September 10. The scheme works along Bradwell Lane in the north of the town will take around 10 weeks. A series of speed reduction measures will be installed along the road including speed cushions, markings to narrow the road and parking bays widened, also to narrow the ...

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Campaign to keep young bikers safe continues with latest event

Young bikers from across Staffordshire are being urged to attend the latest in a series of events as part of a campaign to promote safer riding on the county’s roads. Anyone attending will be offered a £50 voucher off the cost of their Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course which allows them to ride on the roads. The Pre-CBT workshop takes ...

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