Home » Tag Archives: Highways & Transport

Tag Archives: Highways & Transport

St Peter’s Bridge reopens to traffic – well ahead of schedule

St Peter's Bridge

Burton’s St Peter’s Bridge has reopened – three weeks ahead of the original completion date. The essential repairs of the bridge had originally been due to be completed at the end of November, but the project team have worked hard to bring the reopening forward. Mark Deaville, the county council’s cabinet member with overall responsibility for the scheme, said: From the outset ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Progress continues at county’s growth boosting road scheme

Stafford Western Access Road

Good progress is continuing on a project to build a new access road which will pave the way for multi-million pound development, new jobs and relieve town centre congestion. Staffordshire County Council is now well into the process of buying land and making access arrangements for construction and future maintenance of the new Stafford Western Access Route. This route will ...

Read More »

Subsidised bus journeys goes to cabinet

The option which safeguards the largest number of bus journeys subsidised by Staffordshire County Council is to be recommended for approval by Cabinet members following a consultation. During the eight-week public consultation, members of the public were asked to have their say on the how the £1.3m budget available could be best spent on subsidising trips which are unprofitable for ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Pledge to reopen bridge before Christmas lights switch on – despite vandalism

St Peter's Bridge

Highways chiefs have vowed to reopen St Peter’s Bridge in time for the Christmas lights switch in Burton – despite an attack by vandals. Industrial spray paint was used to vandalise paving, structures and signs meaning emergency repairs needed to be carried out to allow the bridge to still reopen on November 18. Mark Deaville, the county council’s cabinet member ...

Read More »

Gritters roll out for first time as cold weather bites

Latest News

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Bridge to reopen ahead of schedule – and before lights switch-on

St Peter's Bridge

A major repair scheme at Burton’s St Peter’s Bridge is now ahead of schedule and it will open again in time for the town’s Christmas lights switch-on. The repairs are part of a £6.1million project to refurbish both St Peter’s Bridge and Burton Bridge. St Peter’s Bridge was originally due to open at the end of November, but the project ...

Read More »

Work on Burton Bridge to start in the summer

Councillor Mark Deaville

Work to safeguard the future use of a major Burton Gateway is to start in the summer – after overwhelming calls from people and businesses in the town to postpone the major scheme. After winning permission from the Government to move the start of the work on Burton Bridge from the New Year to the summer holidays, Staffordshire County Council ...

Read More »