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Shrewsbury Wyle Cop improvement works delayed by cold weather

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Detailed plan of the work being carried out between Wyle Cop and English Bridge in Shrewsbury

Detailed plan of the work being carried out between Wyle Cop and English Bridge in Shrewsbury

Due to the forecast of very low night-time temperatures, the planned work to resurface the road between Wyle Cop and English Bridge in Shrewsbury cannot take place this week as planned.

The resurfacing work was due to take place overnight for five nights, starting on Monday (26 February 2018).

The work will now be reprogrammed for the week beginning Monday 12 March.

As previously planned the work will take place overnight for a period of five nights, between 8pm and 6am. During these times Wyle Cop will be closed in both directions and Beeches Lane (Town Walls) will also be closed. The roads will fully reopen at 6am each morning.

The low temperatures, both day and night, are also affecting the upgrading works to the footway as the new materials require laying temperatures higher than those forecast for the remainder of this week. As the footway is not yet in a condition to be reopened to the public, the current traffic management arrangements are due to remain in place until Friday 9 March by which time higher temperatures should allow the works to be completed. As such, Wyle Cop will continue be closed to traffic in a downhill direction (out of town) until this date, and the signed diversion route will remain in place.

To see the diversion route, click here.

Shropshire Council thanks people for their understanding regarding the unavoidable extension of these works, and stresses that businesses will remain open as usual while the work is carried out.

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