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Take care with Christmas travel and potential severe weather

rainy motorway

People are being urged to travel with care on their festive getaways tomorrow with the effects of Storm Barbara potentially causing some disruption. Friday is predicted to be the busiest day for travel with strong winds and rain forecast. Weather warnings have been issued for between midday and 6pm on Friday. Staffordshire County Council’s highways team is monitoring conditions and ...

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Bridge installation progresses at Staffordshire regeneration site

Nurton Bridge

Construction of a new road bridge giving access to a multi-million pound business and housing development near Burton has progressed with the installation of its beams. The new bridge forms part of the access to the Branston Locks development near Burton. Staffordshire County Council is carrying out the project, which includes realigning Branston Road. It will lead to 400 acres ...

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Plan your journey in advance and enjoy the Christmas getaway

rainy motorway

People should plan their journey if heading away for Christmas and use live traffic information for stress-free travel, the county’s transport leader has said. Mark Deaville said the county council had made every effort to ensure major works have been lifted in the run-up to Christmas, easing congestion during the busiest travel period of the year and enabling businesses to ...

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Staffordshire’s top festive cycling and walking spots revealed

cyclist in morning

People interested in working off the extra helpings during festive parties and Christmas dinners are invited to stay active over the holidays and explore Staffordshire on foot and by bike. With acres of country parks, extensive canal towpaths and miles upon miles of cycle paths, Staffordshire continues to be a great county for walking and cycling, and promises to be ...

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Drivers urged to slow down as stats show rain is more dangerous than snow

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Drivers are being reminded to slow down when it rains in a new campaign being supported by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership. Highways England launched the road safety campaign after the latest statistics showed that people are 30 times more likely to be killed or seriously injured on the roads in rain than in snow. The figures also reveal that ...

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Designated drivers rewarded in ‘I’ll be DES’ campaign

Councillor Mark Deaville

Revellers planning their Christmas nights-out are being reminded to nominate a designated driver to make sure they get home safely. Designated drivers from across Staffordshire will be rewarded in more than 100 pubs over the Christmas period as part of this year’s ‘I’ll be DES’ campaign. For staying off the drink, DES’s will be rewarded with free or reduced rate ...

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County council backs businesses with town centre parking scheme

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A temporary scheme to enable people to park for longer in Stafford town centre if they’re using one of the businesses located there is being launched by the county council. The county council’s highways team and economic growth leader Mark Winnington met with local traders last week about parking issues at the north end of the town centre. With the ...

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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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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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Cyclists and runners urged to be seen at night as clocks set to go back

three people one bike

As the UK’s households prepare to put their clocks back this weekend, cyclists and runners are being reminded to make sure they can be seen when they’re out during the darker evenings. This Sunday the clocks will go back one hour which means sunset on Sunday will be at 4:38pm. With the evenings drawing in and cyclists, runners and walkers ...

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