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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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Measures aimed at reducing impact of HGV traffic come into force

Woman standing in front of road

Experimental traffic orders which could reduce HGV traffic movement along sections of a main rural road in Staffordshire are set to come into force next month. Communities living along the A515 have expressed concerns about increased use of the road by HGVs, rather than using the A38 and A50 trunk roads. Local parish councils and residents took these concerns to ...

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Gritting teams out in force as unexpected heavy snow hits north Staffordshire

Helen Fisher

Staffordshire’s gritting teams worked hard to clear roads in the north of the county last night as it was hit by unexpected snowfall – particularly in the Moorlands. Gritters were out from 4pm yesterday and continued as forecast rain later in the evening turned to heavy snow, causing difficulty to vehicles on the roads. With cold weather continuing into next ...

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Seventeen year partnership keeps roads amongst safest in the country

Woman standing with road behind her

Motorists in Staffordshire are now enjoying some of the safest roads in the country thanks to an innovative 17-year long partnership. Set up in 2001, the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership works to improve road safety in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, and since created has seen the number of collisions resulting in injury almost halve (down 44%). With 27% fewer fatal and ...

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Plan your journey in advance and enjoy the festive getaway

People are being advised to plan their journey if heading away for Christmas or New Year with busy roads expected and some rail engineering work scheduled. Thursday and Friday are expected to be the busiest days for travel with many people making the final commute before Christmas at the same time as people travel away for the holiday period. Motorists ...

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Major project details showcased at public event in Lichfield

Midlands Engine

People can find out about a major road project which will boost growth in Lichfield at an event in the city centre on Monday December 17. The county council will be starting construction first part of the final section of Lichfield’s southern bypass in January – an essential part of the city’s infrastructure to support its future growth. The public ...

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Work progresses on £15million road improvement scheme

MacArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cannock

Work is progressing at a major Staffordshire road scheme which will provide access to a new £160 million retail development and improve traffic flow on the roads around it. The works being carried out by the county council will pave the way for the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Cannock, which is set to open in 2020. McArthurGlen has committed £15million ...

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