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New Gritters make their debut in Staffordshire

Helen with gritters

Nine new state-of-the-art gritters have joined the county’s fleet to help keep the county on the move over the winter. The new vehicles, armed with the latest technology and safety features have been deployed across the county, and will help keep the roads clear of snow and ice and drivers safe. The £1m investment by Staffordshire County Council has allowed ...

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Next phase of £15million road improvement works set to start

MacArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cannock

A major road scheme in Staffordshire to provide access to a new £160 million retail development and improve traffic flow on the roads around is progressing to its next phase. The works being carried out by the county council will pave the way for the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Cannock, which is set to be completed in 2020. McArthurGlen has ...

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Changes to free bus pass travel

People are being reminded that changes to free bus pass travel (English National Concessionary Travel Scheme) are due to come into force from next spring in Staffordshire. Residents will still be able to use their passes between 9.30am and 11pm and at any time at the weekend or on bank holidays – but will need to pay a fare if ...

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Drivers reminded to be ‘Bike Smart’ in latest road safety campaign

Helen, Martin & Matt

Drivers in Staffordshire are being reminded to be more aware of and watch out for those on two wheels in a new road safety campaign. The ‘Bike Smart’ campaign is part of Road Safety Week starting today (19 November).  The initiative is being organised by national road safety charity Brake and supported by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership. This year’s ...

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County freight strategy focuses on community impact and economic growth

Current and planned measures to ensure continued economic growth through road freight movement whilst reducing the impact on local communities in Staffordshire are included in an updated countywide strategy. The ongoing need to balance community concerns with local business needs are the focus of the latest Staffordshire Freight Strategy, which will be discussed by a select committee this week. It ...

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£15 million highway improvements programme set to begin in Cannock

MacArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cannock

Major works to provide access to a new £160 million retail development and improve traffic flow on the roads around it are set to begin next week. Cannock Chase District Council granted planning approval for a designer outlet at Mill Green in September 2016 following extensive consultations with the local community. On-site construction of McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Cannock started ...

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Railway footbridges set to be replaced as line improvements are carried out

Two rail footbridges in the south of the county are being removed and replaced as work is carried out to electrify the line. The electrification of the Chase Line between Rugeley and Walsall involves the installation of new overhead wires. It will mean faster and quieter trains will be able to use the line, improving services for Rugeley, Cannock and ...

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Event marks village improvements scheme completion

Better Barton scheme

Delegates gathered to mark the completion of a scheme to improve traffic flow, safety and the attractiveness in the centre of an East Staffordshire village on Friday. The £450,000 Better Barton scheme was drawn up by Barton-under-Needwood Parish Council and the county council. It has been delivered in three phases and the main part of the project will form the ...

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Highways teams work round the clock to clear county roads

Highways teams have been working hard throughout the night to deal with flooding on Staffordshire’s roads and to clear trees, branches and other debris as Storm Bronagh reached the county. Staffordshire County Council’s highways and transport leader Helen Fisher said: Last night there was extremely heavy rainfall over a short period in addition to the strong winds as Storm Bronagh ...

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Motorists urged to take care as Storm Bronagh expected to hit the county overnight

People travelling on the roads across Staffordshire this evening (Thursday 20 September) and overnight   are being warned about high winds and rain which could make driving conditions difficult. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for strong winds as Storm Bronagh is expected to hit the county between 6pm and 9am. People are being advised to take extra care ...

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