17/01/2014 - Permalink

The Mount in Shrewsbury fully reopened, ahead of schedule

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The road closure on The Mount, between Frankwell and Shelton Fields in Shrewsbury, was removed this afternoon (Friday 17 January 2014), and the road has reopened, ahead of schedule.

The preparatory work started on 6 January, and it was anticipated it would take up to four weeks for completion. As part of this work, the road was scheduled to close for up to three weeks from Monday 13 January to allow the resurfacing part of the work to take place.   

Shropshire Council’s contractors, Ringway, have been working hard to speed up the resurfacing work, to reduce the disruption of the road closure.  Shropshire Council would like to thank motorists for their patience whilst using the diversion routes.

Claire Wild, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways and transport, said:

“I would like to thank the contractors for completing the resurfacing work ahead of schedule.  I would also thank all the local residents, road users and businesses in  Frankwell and The Mount area for their patience whilst the road was closed.” 

Further roadworks are being planned for Copthorne Road next week. This includes some resurfacing and patching.  Copthorne Road will be closed for up to three days from Wednesday 22 January.  The diversion route will be via Shelton Road and The Mount, and will be clearly marked.  As with the work on The Mount, business and domestic access will be maintained throughout.