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County Councillor Helen Fisher

New road safety improvements set to be installed in Staffordshire village

A raft of new road safety improvements will be installed in a village near Rugeley from next week after the county council worked with the parish council to draw up the scheme.

The three-week scheme will see the introduction of the improvements along a stretch of the B5014 in Hill Ridware.

Four sets of speed cushions will be built along the road, along with one set on School Lane. A new zebra crossing will be installed in combination with a mini roundabout at the junction of the B5014 and School Lane. Pavements will also be extended with new signs installed and lighting upgraded.

There will be temporary traffic management throughout the works period though access will be maintained to all homes and businesses. Work will begin on Monday November 13.

Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet support member for highways Helen Fisher said:

This scheme has come about as a result of close working between Hill Ridware Parish Council and our highways team and we’re pleased to see it implemented. The road runs through the middle of the village and it is a priority to us to ensure it is as safe as possible for the whole community. We’re confident these measures will reduce traffic speeds and alleviate the concerns of residents. It is an example of how we’re taking on board the views of residents and acting on them wherever practically possible.”