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An extra £5m pothole pledge – for third year running

Helen Fisher

An additional £5m is to be ploughed into tackling potholes on Staffordshire’s roads – for the third year in a row. Local Staffordshire county councillors have also been allocated an extra £20,000 this year to help them deal with more localised issues such as hotspot repairs, footway improvements or unblocking drains. The additional funding is part of a package of ...

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£50 cash boost to help young bikers stay safe

Young bikers from across Staffordshire are being targeted in a series of campaigns to help promote safer riding on the county’s roads. Young people aged 15 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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Schools gear up for Big Pedal campaign

Children, teachers and parents are being encouraged to travel to school by bike, foot or scooter as part of a national campaign. Organised by the walking and cycling charity Sustrans and backed by Staffordshire County Council, the Big Pedal starts today (25 March) and will run up to Friday 5 April.  During the 10 days, participating schools will compete with ...

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Thousands expected in Staffordshire for Midlands Grand National

As Staffordshire prepares to host The Marston’s 61 Deep Midlands Grand National over the weekend, people are being reminded to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys. This Saturday (16 March) will see thousands of visitors descend on the county for the 50th Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter Racecourse. With the roads and traffic expected to be busier ...

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City centre island junction set to undergo improvements

Roadowrks

Work to improve the road surface on a main road island junction in Lichfield city centre will take place this Sunday, March 17. One side of the Friary island will be resurfaced, with works being completed on the day. The eastern side of the island is being resurfaced and all traffic travelling in a south-easterly direction will be diverted. Vehicles ...

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Work gets under way on final section of growth boosting city bypass

Midlands Engine

Work on the final section of Lichfield’s southern bypass will get under way this week. The new section of road will complete what will be an essential part of the city’s infrastructure and support the delivery of new housing and future growth. The £17.5million scheme will connect the A5127 Birmingham Road with the A5206 London Road. It will involve building ...

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£200k community funding to improve road safety

Helen Fisher

A £200,000 cashpot aimed at improving road safety in communities across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is set to open for a final round of applications. The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership has so far benefited 60 schemes with a share of £150,000 since it was launched in 2017. Now groups can apply for individual grants of up to £5,000 when the scheme ...

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Highways investment to benefit motorists in Burton

Helen Fisher

Motorists in Burton can look forward to smoother journeys thanks to a major highways improvement project being scheduled for early this summer. Staffordshire County Council will be carrying out the highways improvements and resurfacing work on Shobnall Road in the town. The £650,000 investment will see the resurfacing of the entire road and include the replacement of damaged kerb stones ...

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Staffordshire wins £1.9 million bid for transport innovation

Keele University campus

Small businesses in Staffordshire will support the creation of innovative transport improvements at a university ‘living lab’ following a successful government funding bid by a county council-led partnership. The £1.9 million ‘live lab’ project at Keele University will develop, test and demonstrate how a smart highways network can be designed, maintained and extended to local roads. The project, which includes ...

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