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Hundreds of pupils join in Walk to School Week

Hundreds of school children from across Staffordshire are putting their best foot forward as part of this year’s Walk to School Week. The campaign from 21 to 25 May is encouraging all children that can walk to join in with the national festival of walking. Staffordshire continues to lead the way when it comes to encouraging more parents and children ...

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Highways improvements to benefit Staffordshire village

Work to improve road safety and traffic flow in a Staffordshire village is underway. The scheme in Barton-under-Needwood being delivered by Staffordshire County Council’s highways crews will not only improve road safety in the area but will also improve the Gateway into the village. The £250,000 Improvements in the first phase of the project will include a new mini island ...

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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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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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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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Gritting crews out overnight as snow hits county

Gritter gritting

Gritting crews have been out through out the night as the mini Beast from the East delivered sleet and snow across parts of the county. Although the crews have been in action, fresh snow together with light traffic, means driving conditions maybe difficult on some roads and motorists are being advised to take extra care if out first thing this ...

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