Shrewsbury’s Pride Hill improvement work nears completion
Work to upgrade and enhance Shrewsbury’s Pride Hill as part of the Shrewsbury Integrated Transport Package is due to be completed soon.
Steve Davenport, Cabinet member for highways and parking, said:
“Shropshire Council is extremely pleased to see the rapid pace and quality of work now being undertaken by McPhillips Ltd to bring the Pride Hill improvement works to a conclusion.
“It’s anticipated that the bottom section will be completed by mid-May, with works continuing afterwards on the top section, including the completion of new street furniture, planting, wayfinding signs and new lighting, plus remedial works to paving. In line with the Shrewsbury Integrated Transport Package (SITP) plans, this will deliver a brand new, high-quality urban space to the town’s key shopping area, and this will totally refresh the area as a place to shop, meet, and spend time for residents and visitors alike.
“Shropshire Council is investing £12m overall in the town through the SITP, and this is addressing key issues such as congestion, road safety, pedestrian wayfinding, the visitor experience and public realm enhancements. Building on the town’s annual footfall increase in recent times – which is bucking the national trend – the SITP will add further to the profile of Shrewsbury as a key local and regional destination for shoppers, tourists and businesses.
“We’d like to thank the town’s residents and traders for their ongoing patience as these vital improvement works are carried out.”
More information on the current and future SITP phases is available at www.shropshire.gov.uk/sitp.