A new leadership team will oversee plans to improve Staffordshire’s roads, the county council has confirmed.

Cllr Mark Deaville, who is currently cabinet member for commercial matters, will take on the role of overseeing the delivery of highways projects across the county.

He will be supported by cabinet support members Cllr Rob Pritchard and Cllr Keith Flunder who will have oversight of the south and north of the county respectively.

Cllr Alan White, leader of Staffordshire County Council, paid tribute to Cllr David Williams who had held the cabinet portfolio for highways since 2020.

“David has done a great job overseeing highways over the last few years and I want to thank him on behalf of Staffordshire for all his hard work.

“We understand that people are passionate about the quality of our roads and we are determined to get the most we can from the millions of pounds that we spend every year.

“As well as the £53million allocated for major projects, improvement and maintenance in 2024-25, we have announced an additional £50million over the next three years to turbo-charge our highways investment.

“This will make a real difference to communities across Staffordshire and the way the new team is shaped will ensure that we have focus and energy to deliver what’s needed.”

Cllr Alan White

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John Allen
9 days ago

Rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic again. When are we going to see any action on the appalling state of the roads around Lichfield?

Steven Norman
9 days ago

Another new release.
Another promise.
Another con prior to the County Council elections next May.
But unlike hidden social services and other poor services provided by the Conservatives at the County Council (whilst charging the maximum council tax they can every year) they can’t hide potholes, dirty road signs or damaged safety railings etc.

9 days ago

What load rubbish u only do main roads never repair pot hole right about time you got team men or women who no how to repair the roads

Terry Hancox
9 days ago

Perhaps they should review the contract with Amey !

9 days ago

Terry has hit the nail on the head. Amey appears not fit for purpose. They have no skin in the game, do a bad job, get paid to repair again. Should be a 5 year warranty on each repair they do.

Jolly Roger
8 days ago

Noticed today that, where Grange Lane (or should that be grunge lane from the state of the rat run, sorry, Road) meets the A515 ONE pothole has been filled in but the one adjacent to it hasn’t. Why not? Are these jobsworths that Staffordshire Highways employ or are they only allowed a certain amount of tarmac each day? Just remember, our council tax pays for this appalling service from Amey.