10/08/2018 - Permalink

Overnight closure of A5 for Woodcote Roundabout street lighting renewal

Related topics: Highways, transport and environmental maintenance / Partner organisations

From 28 August to 6 October (2018) Highways England will be replacing the lighting lamps and columns at Woodcote roundabout on the A5 near Shrewsbury.

To minimise disruption, work will be carried out overnight from 9pm to 6am, Monday to Friday (ie. into Saturday morning).

How will the work affect traffic?

The A5 will be fully closed between Edgbold roundabout and Churncote roundabout as follows:

  • Southbound, from 3 to 15 September (9pm to 6am, weekday nights only).
  • Northbound, from 17 September to  6 October (9pm to 6am, weekday nights only).

An emergency access route will be available at all times for emergency vehicles.

Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place and motorists are asked to stick to these routes, which have been chosen with both suitability and safety in mind.

Diversion routes

Diversion during southbound closure



Diversion during northbound closure


Why is this work being carried out?

The existing lighting has exceeded its expected lifespan and had failed its safety testing and has been turned off as a result. This led to comments that the roundabout was difficult to approach in the dark.

The new lighting will be more efficient as it uses less energy-reducing light pollution. The roundabout will also be lit to current standards and will reduce the need for maintenance, therefore reducing disruption to the customer.

Note: the work is subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Want to know more?

If you’ve any questions, please contact Highways England on 0300 123 5000 or email info@highwaysengland.co.uk. You can also visit www.highways.gov.uk/roads.