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Stay ahead of summer roadworks

Residents are being reminded how they can stay up-do-date on the latest roadworks from Staffordshire County Council, as the summer of maintenance works begins in earnest.

More than £35million is being invested in road and transport schemes in the county, to improve road safety and give families better access to cycle routes and train stations.

Large-scale schemes such as the resurfacing of Five Ways Island in Cannock, the Barton Turn in Barton and Church Lane in Knutton, are taking place throughout the school holidays when the roads are traditionally quieter.

The county council’s e-alert system lets people know of planned road improvements, allowing residents to plan their journeys and avoid any potential delays.

People can sign up for the e-alerts at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/highways, where they can also find out what roadworks are planned in their district.

County Councillor Helen Fisher, Cabinet Support Member for Highways said:

“Although we maintain our roads all year round, summer is traditionally the time where we undertake a lot of our major resurfacing projects.  A lot of time goes in to planning these to minimise any potential disruption, which is why we plan these when there is traditionally less traffic on the roads.  Even so, with any major road project there will always be some disruption, which is why we’re encouraging people to sign up to our e-alert system.

“Our alerts system includes our planned road improvements as well as a wide range of other county council services. By signing up to these alerts, people will get notified of roadworks in their area and will be able to plan their journeys in advance.”

Residents can also sign up for a variety of e-alerts covering schools, transport volunteering and severe weather.  Visit http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/customer-alerts for more details.