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Major Road Network Investment Planned

  ‘Key ‘A’ roads across the country could benefit from up to £100 million each of funding as government releases consultation on the Major Roads Network(MRN) today (23 December 2017). The MRN consultation proposes that 5,000 miles of ‘A’ road – that’s over 20 times the length of the UK’s longest motorway – are brought into scope for […]

Highways England Is Geared Up For Winter

Highways England’s team of 1,300 specially trained gritter drivers based across the country are geared up for winter – and are urging drivers to do the same. The company responsible for the country’s motorways and main A roads has more than 280,000 tonnes of salt, over 500 salt spreading vehicles ready around the clock to help […]

Plans To Upgrade The A500 Are Being Brought Forward

Highways England has today updated its £15 billion road improvement programme to reduce the impact of roadworks on motorists and minimise congestion while improvements take place. Plans for twenty-six road upgrades have been revised to reduce roadworks taking place in the same area of the network or on popular journey routes at the same time. This […]

M6 Collision – Carriageway Now Open

Staffordshire Police can confirm the southbound carriageway of the M6 is now fully reopen following a fatal collision this morning. All three lanes between J15 (Stoke South) and J14 (Stafford North) have opened and traffic is slowly moving, although there are long delays. Thank you to motorists for their patience and understanding. An investigation into the […]

Additional Hand Luggage Restrictions On Some Flights To The UK

Large phones, laptops and tablets not allowed in the cabin on flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Tunisia. On Tuesday 21 March the government announced new aviation security measures on all inbound direct flights to the UK from the following countries: Turkey Lebanon Jordan Egypt Tunisia Saudi Arabia Under the […]

Consultation Starts On Major New Road For Etruria Valley And A500 Upgrade

Residents and businesses are being invited to find out more about plans to create a new road into Stoke-on-Trent’s city centre and upgrade part of the A500. Four drop-in events will take place next week to provide information on the proposals for both schemes, which are aimed at reducing congestion, creating better access, and improving […]

Planned Roadworks West Midlands – 6 March To 12 March 2017

A38 – Claymills to Wood End Lane: carriageway repairs Southbound carriageway closed overnight between 8pm and 6am from 6 March until 12 March. A diversion route will be clearly signposted. A38 – Alrewas to Toyota: carriageway repairs Northbound carriageway and all associated slip roads closed overnight between 8pm and 6am from 6 March until 12 […]