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 […]

Amey and Staffordshire County Council’s sustainability efforts: from green drivers to natural restoration

By Richard Harris, Amey Account Director, Staffordshire As a leading infrastructure service, the partnership between Staffordshire County Council and Amey fully understands the importance of sustainability and the impact it has on the environment and communities. The partnership has integrated various initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, enhance biodiversity and restore Having been recognised recently for […]

Women in engineering celebrated in Staffordshire

There are only six local authority-run highways laboratories in the country, of which Staffordshire is one. Staffordshire Laboratory Manager Emma Loach talks through what the lab does, and how they make a crucial contribution to highways in Staffordshire. “Most of the work that we carry out on our roads around the county are very visible, […]

New survey launched to gain an insight into travel habits in Staffordshire

People in Staffordshire are being invited to share their views on how they travel around the county to help shape future transport plans and increase ‘green’ travel.  The Staffordshire Household Travel survey which is now live is designed to get a ‘snapshot’ of people’s daily travel habits.  It focuses on questions about usual travel behaviour […]

Bridge restoration project in Staffordshire wins top industry awards

A project to restore a Staffordshire Grade II* listed road bridge has won a clutch of top industry awards. The project to restore the historic Chetwynd Bridge near Alrewas took eight months. The bridge is the largest surviving pre: 1830s cast iron bridge in England and the second largest in the world. Now, Staffordshire County […]

New fund to help councillors tackle potholes in Staffordshire

A new fund will help county councillors tackle potholes in different areas of the region. The £2 million fund will be used to tackle defects already reported to Staffordshire County Council by the public, and gives county councillors the opportunity to prioritise local repairs above other non-urgent repairs. The money is part of the £4.8 […]

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