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Highways improvements to benefit Staffordshire village

Work to improve road safety and traffic flow in a Staffordshire village is underway. The scheme in Barton-under-Needwood being delivered by Staffordshire County Council’s highways crews will not only improve road safety in the area but will also improve the Gateway into the village. The £250,000 Improvements in the first phase of the project will include a new mini island ...

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Council wins measures to mitigate impact of HS2 on Staffordshire

HS2

Staffordshire County Council has won key assurances from HS2 Limited to mitigate the impact of high speed rail on Staffordshire – but pledges to continue to help communities get the best deal they can from the company. County council Leader Philip Atkins appeared before the HS2 Select Committee for Phase 2a of the project last month to champion Staffordshire’s cause. ...

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Major road scheme delivering multi-million pound development completed

Branston Locks

A major Staffordshire road project which will pave the way to a multi-million pound business, housing and leisure development near Burton has been completed. The Branston Locks development will see 400 acres of land immediately west of the A38 developed with 2,500 new homes, a range of community facilities and a 50-acre employment site, which will be known as Quintus. ...

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Preliminary works to start on Burton Bridge ahead of major scheme in June

Preliminary strengthening works on Burton Bridge will start next week ahead of a major improvement scheme planned for later in the summer. The work is part of a £6.1million refurbishment scheme to safeguard the future use of both St. Peter’s Bridge and Burton Bridge. The majority of the work is being carried out from beneath the bridge and will not ...

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Young bikers targeted in latest road safety campaigns

Young bikers from across Staffordshire are being targeted in a series of campaigns to help promote safer riding on the county’s roads. Young riders aged 16 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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Recognition for growth boosting Staffordshire road schemes

Tamworth rail bridge

Three major highways schemes in Staffordshire have been recognised by a top industry body for their quality of design and enabling the delivery of future economic growth. The county council and its partner Amey received the recognition by the Institute of Highway Engineers last week. The projects were improving the centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme for pedestrians and cyclists; creating the gateway ...

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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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New zebra crossing for Staffordshire Village

People living in Meir Heath will soon benefit from a new zebra crossing being installed in the village. Staffordshire County Council Highways team will be installing a new Zebra crossing on Hilderstone Road north of its junction with Golborn Avenue. The work will include the installation of the crossing and belisha beacons, widening of the footpath, new road lighting, followed ...

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