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Repair work moves to other side of Burton Bridge as major project progresses

Burton Bridge

A major project to carry out essential repairs to Burton Bridge is progressing well with works moving to other side of the road. The footpaths and kerbs are now being removed and the old road surface dug out. Original kerbing from the footpaths is being removed and retained. This will then be reinstalled towards the end of the week. The ...

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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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Highways improvements for Staffordshire village

A highways scheme to improve road safety in a Staffordshire village is being planned for this financial year. The initial phase of the scheme at Freehay crossroads near Cheadle has seen the installation of temporary traffic lights on all four approaches to the junction. Following consultation with the local community, further work planned for later in the year will see ...

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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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Campaign launches to keep young bikers safe

Young bikers from across Staffordshire are being targeted in a series of campaigns to help promote safer riding on the county’s roads. They 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 two-hour pre-CBT workshop which offers ...

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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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