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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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Plan your journey in advance and enjoy the holiday getaway

rainy motorway

People are being advised to plan their journey if heading away for the August bank holiday and check online for the latest traffic information. Roads are expected to be busy from Friday and people are also being urged to check rail engineering schedules if they’re planning to travel by train. Due to engineering work there will be no trains to ...

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Main road roundabout junction set for improvements

Work to improve a main road roundabout near Stone is set to begin next week. Initial work to replace kerbs and improve the footways and drains close to the A34/A51 junction at Aston will begin on Tuesday August 28. This phase of the scheme will last for a month. From October 1, road resurfacing will take place, with full closures ...

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Crackdown on drivers ignoring road signs

Motorists taking illegal short-cuts along a town centre street face a crackdown from next month. A permanent enforcement camera will monitor South Walls, Stafford, from September. The only vehicles allowed to enter South Walls from the roundabout at the junction of Greengate Street and Mill Bank are buses, ‘Hackney cab’ taxis and bicycles. Cars, motorbikes and private hire taxis are ...

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Burton Bridge reopens three weeks ahead of schedule

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The iconic Burton Bridge is to fully reopen this afternoon  – after major improvement works to safeguard its use finished three weeks ahead of schedule. Highways crews have been racing ahead of schedule during the warm weather and completed the final resurfacing of the bridge over the weekend. Traffic diversion signs are now being removed and all four lanes will ...

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Vital improvements to Burton Bridge could finish in days rather than weeks

Burton Bridge

Improvement work to safeguard the iconic Burton Bridge could now finish in days rather than weeks – as crews pull out all the stops to finish the scheme as quickly as possible. The scheme was expected to be completed in time for the schools returning in September, but engineers continue to shave days off the programme to finish well ahead ...

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