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Tamworth residents to benefit from highways improvements

Residents from Chartwell in Tamworth are to benefit from around £250,000 worth of investment to improve footpaths on the estate. Staffordshire County Council’s highways crews will be carrying out resurfacing work on footpaths in Chartwell, Godolphin, Glyndebourne, Kentwell, Lorton and Gawsworth.  The work is expected to start on 20 November 2017 and take around 19 weeks to complete. Helen Fisher, Cabinet ...

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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 ...

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Major road construction in Burton continues until December

Work on a major new road construction in Burton is to be extended until December after the unmarked cabling was found underground. The discovery of the telecoms cable located within the new drainage works means that Branston Road in Tatenhill will need to be closed to traffic until December 6 to allow further work at the site. The major works ...

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Gritters roll out for first time as cold weather bites

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Staffordshire’s gritting fleet were out on the roads before dawn this morning for the first time this winter. After following the overnight weather forecasts crews across the county stood to at 4am, before heading out to treat the main routes. The county council’s fleet of 40 plus gritters and snow ploughs are ready to roll once the temperature drops, and ...

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Army of Gritters Ready to Roll as Winter Officially Gets Under Way

Gritter gritting

Staffordshire’s army of gritters are ready for action – as winter is officially now under way in Staffordshire. 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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Investment to improve highways paying off

Pothole repair

A £5million investment into repairing Staffordshire’s roads is already having an effect on the county’s highway network. In the past year, more than 31,000 potholes have been repaired in the county as part of Staffordshire County Council’s continuing campaign to improve roads. In an average year, highways crews tackle around 20,000 potholes. A combination of traditional gangs repairing potholes, plus ...

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County council increases work to reduce flood risk in Staffordshire

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Work to reduce flood risk to Staffordshire communities which is being led by the county council is increasing and making a difference, a report published this week says. Flood risk blights communities and can damage the local economy. The county council is working with a range of organisations including the Environment Agency, district councils and Severn Trent Water to help ...

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Road safety improvements on A519 to get underway this weekend

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Work on a road safety scheme on the A519 Clayton Road in Newcastle is due to get underway on Sunday 8 October. The scheme will include reducing the speed limit from 60mph to 40mph, along with additional signage, and changes to road markings. Work will also include the installation of a power line to service the new illuminated signs. To ...

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Drivers urged to check their tyres in latest road safety campaign

Staffordshire’s motorists are being encouraged to check their car tyres and pressures this October as part of national tyre safety month. ‘Are you having a good or bad air day?’ is the question being asked in the latest campaign being supported by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership. The initiative is reminding drivers that correct tyre pressures reduce the risk of ...

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