More than 16,000 potholes repaired across Staffordshire so far this year

Staffordshire County Council is making good on its promise to fix more roads across the county with 16,308 pothole repair jobs completed so far.  A ‘job’ is, on average, two or three potholes at a time – meaning the number of potholes filled across the county is likely to be double or even triple that […]

New technology used to assess Staffordshire’s roads

Highways inspectors in Staffordshire will soon have another tool in their bid to assess the condition of the county’s roads—AI. As inspectors make their way around the county, a smartphone app mounted to the windscreen will collect video data. Officers then upload the footage to be processed via AI, giving them a full picture of […]

New scheme launched to boost health and wellbeing in Newcastle-under-Lyme

Staffordshire County Council has launched a new active travel scheme to encourage more people to get into walking and cycling in Newcastle-under-Lyme.   Funded by Active Travel England, the Inspiring New Travel Options (INTO) initiative aims to get adults into active travel to improve their health and wellbeing.  The scheme aims to support adults living with […]

Traffic cone loving polar bears receive generous gift from highways team

Staffordshire County Council (SCC) has treated three local polar bears to a truckload of their favourite toys – traffic cones. Peak Wildlife Park’s newest residents really enjoy playing with things that float so what better welcome gift than 30 damaged traffic cones that would have otherwise been thrown away? Highways crew members, Wayne Bridgett and […]

Councils in Staffordshire share proposals to adapt to climate change

Councils in Staffordshire have shared their proposals to adapt to the impacts of climate change. The ’Staffordshire Adaptation Strategy’ sees councils across the county come together and commit to addressing the issues caused by climate change. The plan focuses on four key areas, infrastructure and buildings, the natural environment, protecting residents, and the local economy. […]

Major highways improvements to start at busy Burton junction in Staffordshire

A £500,000 highways scheme to improve the A5121 Claymills interchange / Derby Road in Burton, Staffordshire will start today (Monday 4 September). Staffordshire County Council’s highways teams will be carrying out drainage, kerbing and ironworks along with major resurfacing and re-marking of the road.  Crews will also be clearing footpaths, cutting back hedges and repairing […]

Major road improvement scheme moves to next phase

A major road improvement scheme to the north of Stafford moves to its next phase this weekend. The project has seen the construction of a roundabout junction to provide access to the new Pets at Home development on the A34, which is now open. It is expected to employ more than 750 people when fully […]

Major highways scheme in Stone moves to final stage with mid-September finish

A £1 million highways scheme on the A34 near Stone in Staffordshire moves to the next phase with an expected completion date of mid-September. Staffordshire County Council’s highways teams will be carrying out essential drainage works on the B5026 Eccleshall Road in Stone, from the A34 to Tilling Drive. The scheme is part of a […]

£200,000 highways improvements for Newcastle in Staffordshire

A £200,000 highways scheme to improve a busy junction in Newcastle, Staffordshire is set to start next week. Staffordshire County Council’s highways teams will be carrying out the work on the A34, Liverpool road at the junction by the entrance to the Sainsbury’s superstore. The scheme will include road and ironwork repairs, resurfacing and new […]


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