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Transport & Highways

We maintain the network of highways throughout Staffordshire, with responsibility for roads and footpaths and ensure that all forms of transport across Staffordshire work together.

Funding To Help Tackle Staffordshire’s Potholes Announced

Roadmaster

Funding to help towards tackling the worst potholes on Staffordshire’s roads has been welcomed by the county’s highways chief. As part of the national Pothole Action Fund, Staffordshire County Council has been awarded almost  £1.6 million to help towards repairing potholes in the county in 2017/18 – an increase of around £500,000 on this year. Although the core grant for ...

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Gritters ready as temperatures set to plummet tonight

Mark Deaville

Staffordshire County Council’s gritting teams are bracing themselves for a cold snap that could see temperatures plummet to as low as -6 in some parts of the county. The latest forecast from the Met Office shows that a widespread frost will occur over much of the county tonight and tomorrow, with temperatures dropping to as low as -6C in rural ...

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Road reopens ahead of schedule as regeneration scheme moves forward

A road which is being improved to pave the way to a multi-million pound business and housing development near Burton has reopened ahead of schedule following the completion of a new roundabout. Branston Road is being realigned and improved as part of the Branston Locks development which will see 400 acres of land immediately west of the A38 developed. It ...

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Gritting Teams set for action as temperatures set to drop

Mark Deaville

Staffordshire’s army of gritters will be out across the county tonight and on Friday as temperatures look set to fall below zero. Crews will be out across the county from 10pm tonight and monitoring the weather and road conditions throughout the morning to decide when further gritting may be needed. With temperatures expected to remain around zero and some snow ...

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A50 improvement project moves to next phase

A project to improve the A50 at its junction with Uttoxeter to boost local growth moves to its next phase in December. Staffordshire County Council is carrying out the major junction improvement project on behalf of Highways England. Next month, services and utilities will be relocated to enable the A522 to be realigned. The project also includes the construction of ...

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County council continues to work to get the best deal for Staffordshire on HS2 following next phase confirmation

Train

Work to ensure Staffordshire benefits from HS2 whilst ensuring maximum mitigation will continue following the Government’s confirmation of the next phase of the project.  The Government confirmed today that it would press ahead with phase 2b of the line; from the West Midlands to Leeds. A section of the line will run past the south of Tamworth towards the East ...

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Gritting Teams Out Across The County Overnight

Mark Deaville

Staffordshire’s army of gritters were out overnight helping to keep the county safely on the move this morning. Snow ploughs were also deployed on the highest routes in the county as snow continued to fall in the Flash area this morning, while the gritters tackled the extended gritting network. Staffordshire County Council’s highways leader Mark Deaville said: We have a ...

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New rail franchise set to provide a boost to Staffordshire services

Stafford station

A new integrated rail franchise combining HS2 with the West Coast Main Line would provide a boost to Staffordshire’s rail services and the wider economy, the county’s economic growth leader has said. The franchise, announced by the Government today, will be called the West Coast Partnership and is scheduled to start on April 1 2019. The chosen operator would be ...

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Gritters ready for action as winter finally bites

Mark Deaville

Gritting teams are ready to head out across the county for the first time this season with temperatures set to drop over the weekend. The next few days could see temperatures fall to below zero in Staffordshire, meaning the county council’s gritting teams will be working throughout the night to keep the county moving. The fleet of 40 plus gritters ...

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New report sets out high speed rail plans for regions

Train

A new report published by HS2 Limited today sets out its vision for local economies to benefit from the high speed rail project – including a hub in Stafford. In his report “Changing Britain: HS2 taking root”, Sir David Higgins, Chairman of HS2 Limited, said  the “commitment to the link between the HS2 line and the West Coast Main Line ...

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