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Some roads across Shropshire to be resurfaced over the next couple of months

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Shropshire Council will resurface 13 different stretches of road across the county over the next couple of months, prolonging their life and limiting future repair work. 

The council has tendered these essential repairs together as one contract so that they offer better value for the taxpayer. 

Resurfacing schemes include: 

  • Sheet Road in Ludlow from 19 March until 21 March 2012.
  • Burford from 20March until 22 March 2012.
  • Henley Lane near Ludlow from 22 March and 23 March 2012.
  • Stokesay no through road from 26 March and 27 March 2012.
  • Sandford Avenue in Church Stretton from 27 March until 29 March 2012.
  • Upper and Lower Dinchope in Craven Arms from 27 March and 28 March 2012.
  • Santley Lane in Hope Valley from 29 March and 30 March 2012.
  • B4379 Newport Road in Shifnal from 29 until 31 March.
  • B4380 Shelton Road in Shrewsbury from 2 April until 5 April 2012.
  • St Austin’s Friar’s in Shrewsbury from 2 April until 5 April 2012.
  • Heathgates Crossroads in Prees from 10 April until 17 April 2012.
  • A495 Newton Bends near Ellesmere from 10 April until 20 April 2012.
  • B5068 Dudleston Heath, North of Elson from 16 April until 24 April 2012.

 Councillor Simon Jones, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for highways maintenance, said: 

“These are excellent schemes which are all being carried out under one contract, meaning that we are able to provide better value for money for local people. 

“Improving the condition of our roads is one of our top priorities, and it is vital that we continue to invest in and maintain our infrastructure to support motorists and businesses.” 

The work is being undertaken by Tarmac Ltd on behalf of Shropshire Council. 

The scheme is being managed by the council’s engineering consultants Mouchel. 

For more information about roadworks across the county, people should visit our website here

Although the council regularly reviews the condition of the roads, it also relies on help from local people to identify those which are in most need of repair.  Therefore, it’s encouraging people to get in touch and report potholes online, by emailing customer.service@shropshire.gov.uk or calling 0345 678 9006.