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Market Drayton essential resurfacing work begins on Monday 19 October 2015

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Essential road resurfacing work between the A529 Spoonley Road junction and the A53 roundabout in Market Drayton begins on Monday 19 October 2015, and is scheduled to finish by Sunday 22 November, 2015.

The work will be carried out under a full road closure, 24 hours a day.

During the work period, access to the area will be restricted to:

    • Essential highways staff
    • Local residents who either live within the work area, or who can only gain access to their property through the work area
    • Businesses located within the work area
    • Pedestrians, dismounted cyclists and horseriders
    • Emergency service vehicles

A signed diversion route will be in place during the road closure period.

Simon Jones, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways and transport, said:-

“For residents and businesses within the work area, some disruption is inevitable. This is essential resurfacing work, and we hope that residents and visitors will be patient and understanding in these circumstances.

“We understand that work of this nature can be inconvenient, and we apologise for any inconvenience that may be experienced whilst it is undertaken.”

As part of the council’s positive highway maintenance programme, two other essential road resurfacing schemes have been timed to coincide, to prevent future traffic disruption caused by each individual piece of work being done at different times.

High Street in Market Drayton will be closed to traffic on Thursday 22 October until Tuesday 27 October, with a temporary, signed diversion route put in place, 24 hours a day.

Also, Shropshire Street in Market Drayton will be closed to traffic on Thursday 29 October until Tuesday 3 November, 24 hours a day, with a temporary, signed diversion route put in place.

At both these locations, access will be maintained to residents and businesses within each road closure area. For the duration of the work on Shropshire Street, vehicles will not be permitted egress from Cheshire Street. Cheshire Street will be made temporarily two-way, so that access to residences and deliveries to businesses can be maintained. On-street parking will also be suspended.

The work on High Street and Shropshire Street is deliberately timed to take place during local schools’ half-term holiday, and to avoid the regular Wednesday street markets.

Should you have any queries please contact Shropshire Council’s highways customer services on 0345 678 9006.