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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.

Preliminary works to start on Burton Bridge ahead of major scheme in June

Burton Bridge

Preliminary strengthening works on Burton Bridge will start next week ahead of a major improvement scheme planned for later in the summer. The work is part of a £6.1million refurbishment scheme to safeguard the future use of both St. Peter’s Bridge and Burton Bridge. The majority of the work is being carried out from beneath the bridge and will not ...

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Young bikers targeted in latest road safety campaigns

Young bikers from across Staffordshire are being targeted in a series of campaigns to help promote safer riding on the county’s roads. Young riders aged 16 to 21 are being offered a £50 voucher off the cost of their Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course which allows them to ride on the roads. To receive the voucher, they must attend a ...

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Recognition for growth boosting Staffordshire road schemes

Tamworth rail bridge

Three major highways schemes in Staffordshire have been recognised by a top industry body for their quality of design and enabling the delivery of future economic growth. The county council and its partner Amey received the recognition by the Institute of Highway Engineers last week. The projects were improving the centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme for pedestrians and cyclists; creating the gateway ...

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County council to champion the cause of Staffordshire on HS2 in Parliament today

HS2

Staffordshire County Council will continue to champion the cause of the county and its communities on HS2  in Parliament today. (Monday) Philip Atkins, Leader of the council, will be presenting the case for mitigating the impact of Phase 2a of the high speed rail project running from Fradley to Crewe – highlighting the need for a crucial extension of an ...

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Junction improvements set to ease access to business park

Work to improve a main road junction to ease access to a business park near Eccleshall begins today (Monday April 23). The £650,000 scheme will see the A519 Newcastle Road junction with Sturbridge Lane improved to ease turning and improve safety for traffic accessing Raleigh Hall Industrial Estate. Work is being paid for by the estate owner. While work is ...

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Extra 11,000 potholes to be tackled across Staffordshire

A campaign to fix an extra 11,000 weather-related potholes across Staffordshire has been launched in the county today (Thursday). Highways chiefs have pledged a further £5 million on top of the annual £23.5m roads budget to both help tackle roads damaged during the winter – and help prevent the risk of fresh ones occurring. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet ...

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New zebra crossing for Staffordshire Village

People living in Meir Heath will soon benefit from a new zebra crossing being installed in the village. Staffordshire County Council Highways team will be installing a new Zebra crossing on Hilderstone Road north of its junction with Golborn Avenue. The work will include the installation of the crossing and belisha beacons, widening of the footpath, new road lighting, followed ...

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Plan your journey in advance and enjoy the Easter getaway

rainy motorway

People are being advised to plan their journey if heading away for Easter this weekend and check online for the latest traffic information. Roads are expected to be busy from Thursday as the Easter holidays begin and people are also being urged to check rail engineering schedules if they’re planning to travel by train. The Roadzwork app, which was first ...

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Council and operator on board with Moorlands Connect deal

Moorlands Connect

Communities in the Staffordshire Moorlands are to continue to enjoy  the benefits of a Moorlands Connect bus service – after new arrangements were agreed between Staffordshire County Council and the bus operator. The service was due to end on April1 following a review of journeys the county council could continue to subsidise, but now thanks to some third party funding, ...

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Staffordshire to Share in £100m Fund to Tackle Winter Damaged Roads

Pothole repair

News that Staffordshire is set to receive an extra £2.2m to help repair roads damaged by the prolonged wintry weather, has been welcomed by the county council today. (Monday) Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced the additional funding to help tackle potholes and help protect the roads against future severe weather conditions. In Staffordshire, the county council has already pledged to ...

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