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Two-week survey of traffic movements in Shifnal to be carried out in June

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Shropshire Council is responding to concerns about congestion at the Five Ways roundabout in Shifnal by undertaking a two-week survey of traffic movements.

The survey will run from Thursday 9 June to Thursday 23 June 2016.

Traffic movements will be recorded by a series of high-pole-mounted cameras.

It has been suggested that some of the delays experienced on the approaches to the roundabout are linked to the on-street parking on Innage Road. To fully assess this issue on-street parking on Innage Road (between Five Ways roundabout and the railway bridge) will be banned during the second week of the survey, from 16 June to 23 June. The temporary parking ban will be implemented by the introduction of cones at the kerbside.

If the survey confirms that the on-street parking on Innage Road is causing significant delays to traffic using the Five Ways roundabout, consideration will be given to appropriate measures that will mitigate the delays. Any proposed changes will be subject to a public consultation.

Stuart West, Shropshire Councillor for Shifnal South and Cosford, said:

“Congestion at Five Ways has been a concern of mine for some time and I am pleased that this survey will enable us to fully investigate the causes.”