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County council to champion the cause of Staffordshire on HS2 in Parliament today

HS2

Staffordshire County Council will continue to champion the cause of the county and its communities on HS2  in Parliament today. (Monday) Philip Atkins, Leader of the council, will be presenting the case for mitigating the impact of Phase 2a of the high speed rail project running from Fradley to Crewe – highlighting the need for a crucial extension of an ...

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Junction improvements set to ease access to business park

Work to improve a main road junction to ease access to a business park near Eccleshall begins today (Monday April 23). The £650,000 scheme will see the A519 Newcastle Road junction with Sturbridge Lane improved to ease turning and improve safety for traffic accessing Raleigh Hall Industrial Estate. Work is being paid for by the estate owner. While work is ...

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Extra 11,000 potholes to be tackled across Staffordshire

A campaign to fix an extra 11,000 weather-related potholes across Staffordshire has been launched in the county today (Thursday). Highways chiefs have pledged a further £5 million on top of the annual £23.5m roads budget to both help tackle roads damaged during the winter – and help prevent the risk of fresh ones occurring. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet ...

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Plan your journey in advance and enjoy the Easter getaway

rainy motorway

People are being advised to plan their journey if heading away for Easter this weekend and check online for the latest traffic information. Roads are expected to be busy from Thursday as the Easter holidays begin and people are also being urged to check rail engineering schedules if they’re planning to travel by train. The Roadzwork app, which was first ...

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Council and operator on board with Moorlands Connect deal

Moorlands Connect

Communities in the Staffordshire Moorlands are to continue to enjoy  the benefits of a Moorlands Connect bus service – after new arrangements were agreed between Staffordshire County Council and the bus operator. The service was due to end on April1 following a review of journeys the county council could continue to subsidise, but now thanks to some third party funding, ...

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Gritting crews out overnight as snow hits county

Gritter gritting

Gritting crews have been out through out the night as the mini Beast from the East delivered sleet and snow across parts of the county. Although the crews have been in action, fresh snow together with light traffic, means driving conditions maybe difficult on some roads and motorists are being advised to take extra care if out first thing this ...

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Gritters primed and ready as temperatures set to plummet

Gritter

Gritters in Staffordshire are ready to roll as the mini Beast from the East threatens to bring more snow and ice over the weekend. Temperatures are set to see Staffordshire shiver once again as they fall away below zero – with the Met Office predicting the risk of sleet and snow showers on Saturday. The county’s 40-strong team of gritters ...

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More of Staffordshire To Access High Speed Rail

HS2

More people in Staffordshire look set to be able to board a high speed train service after the Government today confirmed plans to see Stoke-on-Trent potentially join Stafford as a stop for HS2 compatible trains. Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling has backed plans for the Crewe Hub vision, including a redesign of platforms to allow the splitting and ...

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Cycle and pedestrian improvements completed as part of major road project

Stafford Western Access Road

Work to create cycle and pedestrian paths along a section of a major new relief route in Stafford has now been completed. The paths have been installed along both sides of Martin Drive, Castlefields, which will form part of the Stafford Western Access Route. They link the Newport Road with the National Cycle Network 55 – the Millennium Way which ...

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