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Good road and rail links crucial for growth

Good roads and rail links are crucial for residents, businesses and continuing to grow a strong economy, Philip Atkins  the Leader of Staffordshire County Council said today. As Midlands Connect – the partnership responsible for powering the strategic transport plans for the Midlands Engine – published it’s annual report today, the county council leader said improvements to train travel and ...

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New road surface laid on Burton Bridge as project reaches fourth week

Burton Bridge

A new base layer has been laid on one side of the road on Burton Bridge and its footway resurfaced. The project has moved into its fourth week and is on schedule for completion by the end of the school summer holidays. Remaining sections of the old tram track will also be removed this week with some sections being preserved. ...

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Burton Bridge repair project moves to third week with work on schedule

Burton Bridge

A major project to carry out essential repairs to Burton Bridge has moved into its third week and is fully on schedule for completion before the start of the new school term. This week the tram tracks, which were exposed from under the road surface as part of the works, will be removed. The highways team is looking to salvage ...

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Village improvements scheme progresses to next phase

Better Barton

A scheme to improve traffic flow, safety and the attractiveness of an East Staffordshire village moved to its next phase this week. The £450,000 Better Barton scheme has been drawn up by Barton-under-Needwood Parish Council and the county council. It is being delivered in three phases and will commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1. Phase two ...

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Work on Burton Bridge on target

Burton Bridge

Engineers will be making the most of the good weather this week to press on with the essential repair work to safeguard the future use of Burton Bridge. As the project enters the second week, crews will be working seven days a week and additional twilight shifts on week days to complete the major strengthening, resurfacing and drainage works as ...

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Work on Burton Bridge unveils historic tram tracks

Burton Bridge

Essential work on Burton Bridge has helped give an insight into a time when trams operated around the town. The tram tracks which ran across the bridge have been exposed as part of the crucial scheme to safeguard the future use of the iconic bridge, which will see strengthening, drainages and resurfacing works take place over the summer. Staffordshire County ...

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£38million committed to invest in Staffordshire’s roads

An investment of over £38million to maintain and improve Staffordshire’s roads over this financial year has been approved. The funding includes an additional £5million specifically to repair road defects following a decision by the county council’s cabinet earlier this year. Over £30million will pay for the ongoing maintenance and repair of the county’s roads, with the remainder funding a range ...

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Major work on Burton Bridge improvements starts today

Burton Bridge

Motorists are being advised to allow extra time for peak-time journeys as essential work to safeguard the future use of Burton Bridge gets underway this morning (June 18). One lane of the bridge into Burton is open, but remaining traffic is now being diverted via St Peter’s Bridge during the scheme, which will strengthen, resurface and improve drainage on the ...

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Motorists Urged to Plan Ahead for Start of Burton Bridge Improvements

Burton Bridge

Motorists are being advised to allow extra time for peak-time journeys as essential work to safeguard the future use of Burton Bridge gets underway on Monday (June 18). One lane of the bridge into Burton will remain open, but remaining traffic will be diverted via St Peter’s Bridge during the scheme, which will strengthen, resurface and improve drainage on the ...

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