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Surface dressing programme for summer 2019 announced

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Shropshire Council has announced its programme of roads that are to be surface dressed this summer. The 2019 surface dressing season is due to start in late May and continue until late July.

Surface dressing (applying and rolling aggregate ‘chippings’ onto a bituminous binder) is a proven quick, efficient and cost-effective way of maintaining skid-resistance and waterproofing road surfaces.

A raod with markings ( a road bends)

It forms a major part of the council’s annual road maintenance programme and – along with resurfacing – plays an important part in preventing potholes forming on the county’s roads.

Almost 40 sites – see list below or click here have been identified for treatment across the county on all types of road, from urban cul-de-sacs to major A and B roads.

Due to the limited width of some roads, over 85% of the sites will unfortunately require a temporary road closure for the works to be carried out safely. Where road closures are not necessary, other forms of temporary traffic management will be in place, including temporary signals with convoy working where appropriate. On cul-de-sacs limited access will be available.

For the majority of A and B roads centre line studs/cat’s eyes also need to be removed and replaced under a temporary closure. It’s envisaged that stud removal will take place overnight, followed by dressing and sweeping operations during the following couple of days.

The replacement of studs and road markings on some sites will necessarily take place up to ten days later. Again, this will be during one night’s (8pm to 6am) road closure.

In reality, most of the closures will only be required for a few hours for the dressing operation, and we don’t envisage most being more than one day.

Steve Davenport, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways and parking, said:

“As well as improving and protecting our road surfaces, this important programme of work plays a crucial role in helping to prevent potholes and other defects forming in the future. Pothole treatment is very much about prevention as well as cure and this is one important way that we can aim to prevent potholes forming next winter.”

The programme of work may alter due to wet weather or other unforeseen events.

Information letters will be delivered to affected residents and businesses, and advance information signs will be on site at least ten days prior to the due start date.

Surface dressing sites summer 2019

North East Shropshire

A525 Wrexham Road, Whitchurch
(from Shropshire boundary to Wrexham Road roundabout)

  • Stud removal – 30 May to 31 May from 8pm to 6am
  • Dressing – 3 June to 5 June from 9.30am to 4pm
  • Studs and lining – 18 June to 20 June from 8pm to 6am

A41 Wrexham Road roundabout to Chester Road roundabout, Whitchurch
(from canal bridge joint to joint near Hill Valley sign)

  • Stud removal – 29 May to 30 May from 8pm to 6am
  • Dressing – 2 June to 4 June from 9.30am to 4pm
  • Studs and lining – 17 June to 18 June from 8pm to 6am

A41 Heath Road roundabout to Tilstock roundabout, Whitchurch

  • Stud removal – 31 May to 1 June from 8pm to 6am
  • Dressing – 4 June to 6 June from 9.30am to 4pm
  • Studs and lining – 20 June to 22 June from 8pm to 6am

B5398 Station Road and Waymills, Whitchurch

  • Dressing – 1 June to 3 June from 9.30am to 4pm
  • Lining – 10 June to 12 June from 9.30am to 4pm

A525 Whitchurch Business Park roundabout to Nantwich Road roundabout, Whitchurch
(from low bridge sign at A5398 roundabout to roundabout for Whitchurch Business Park)

  • Dressing – 1 June to 3 June from 9.30am to 4pm
  • Lining – 14 June to 15 June from 8pm to 6am

A525 Newcastle Road, Woore
(from Staffordshire county boundary to junction A51 Woore)

  • Stud removal – 28 May to 29 May from 8pm to 6am
  • Dressing – 31 May to 2 June from 9.30am to 4pm
  • Studs and lining – 12 June to 14 June from 8pm to 6am

A53 Rush Lane roundabout to Adderley Road roundabout, Market Drayton
(from Muller roundabout to Adderley roundabout)

  • Stud removal – 23 May to 25 May from 8pm to 6am
  • Dressing – 30 May to 1 June from 9.30am to 4pm
  • Studs and lining – 6 June to 12 June from 8pm to 6am

Waterloo to Goblins Lane, Whixall
(from Goblins Lane to Ossage Lane)

  • Proposed dressing – 5 June
  • Markings – 13 and 14 June (daytime)

Green Lane, Whixall
(from Rack Lane to Goblins Lane)

  • Proposed dressing – 5 June
  • Markings – 13 and 14 June (daytime)

Four Lane Ends crossroads to Northwood Hall junction, Whixall
(from Four Lanes farm – Northwood Hall junction to Northwood Hall junction)

  • Proposed dressing – 6 June
  • Markings – 12 and 13 June

Waggoners crossroads to Fenns boundary at Holly House, Whixall
(from junction Whitchurch to Welshend road to joint 80 yards Whixall sign)

  • Dressing – 5 June to 7 June from 7am to 5pm
  • Lining – 12 June to 13 June from 7am to 5pm

Smithy House junction to Newtown junction, Newtown

  • Dressing – 6 June
  • Markings – 13 and 14 June

North West Shropshire

Pentre-Dafydd crossroads to Ysguborissa, Pant-Glas

  • Proposed patching – 4 and 5 June
  • Dressing – 7 June
  • Lining – 15 and 16 June (daytime)

Chirk Bank Village, Chirk Bank
(from B5070 30mph to Oaklands Road) and (from Lower Chirk Bank to Chirk Bank Village)

  • Proposed dressing – 7 June
  • Markings – 15 June (daytime)

Hill Park, Dudleston Heath

  • Proposed dressing – 7 June
  • Markings – 14 June (daytime)

Hill Crescent,  Dudleston Heath

  • Proposed dressing – 7 June
  • Markings – 14 June (daytime)

Revells Close, Dudleston Heath

  • Proposed dressing – 6 June
  • Markings – 14 June (daytime)

Peever Close, Dudleston Heath

  • Proposed dressing – 7 June
  • Markings – 14 June (daytime)

Kaymaur Close, Dudleston Heath

  • Proposed dressing – 6 June
  • Markings – 14 June (daytime)

B4398 Station Road, Llanymynech
(Llanymynech bridge)

  • Dressing – 12 June to 14 June from 9.30am to 4pm
  • Markings – 19 June to 20 June from 9.30am to 4pm

B4396 Morton crossroads to Whip Lane, Llynclys

  • Stud removal – 3 June to 4 June from 8pm to 6am
  • Dressing – 10 June to 12 June from 9.30am to 4pm
  • Markings – 17 June to 18 June from 8pm to 6am

Brookhouse Road, Bridgeman and Powis Avenue, Oswestry

  • Dressing – 10 June
  • Markings – 18 June

Central Shropshire

Pulverbatch to Smethcott Common, Pulverbatch

  • Proposed dressing – 14 June
  • Markings – 20 June (daytime)

Plex Lane, Albrighton
(from A528 junction to SD joint prior Wood Lane)

  • Proposed dressing – 12 June
  • Markings – 1 June (daytime)

Oakvale Court, Dorrington

  • Proposed patching – 3 June
  • Dressing – 13 June
  • Markings – 20 June (daytime)

A458 Harley to Cressage, Harley

  • Dressing – 13 June to 15 June from 9.30am to 4pm
  • Markings – 19 June from 9.30am to 4pm

A5064 London Road main section to A5, Shrewsbury
(either side of the college)

  • Dressing – 12 June to 14 June from 9.30am to 4pm
  • Markings – 18 June from 9.30am to 4pm

South West Shropshire

A489 Plowden junction to B4370 junction Cwm Head, Horderley

  • Stud removal – 5 June to 6 June from 8pm to 6am
  • Dressing – 15 June to 17 June from 9.30am to 4pm
  • Markings – 24 June to 26 June from 8pm to 6am

A488 Rockhill – Cockford Bank, Clun
(from Pen’y’wern junction to Llwn Road junction]

  • Stud removal – 4 June to 5 June from 8pm to 6am
  • Dressing – 14 June to 16 June from 9.30am to 4pm
  • Markings – 20 June to 21 June from 8pm to 6am

Junction with A4117 to Stoney Lane, Bitterley
(from Bitterley Lane to end of road at farm)

  • Dressing – 16 June (daytime)
  • Markings – 24-25 June from 8pm to 6am

B4385 Brampton Road, Lydbury North to Lagden Lane, Lydbury North

  • Patching – 31 May from 9.30am to 2.45pm
  • Dressing – 15 June to 17 June from 9.30am to 2.45pm
  • Markings – 21 June from 9.30 am to 2.45pm

South East Shropshire

B4373 from Stanley Lane to Cantern Cottage, Cantern Bank

  • Studs – 6 June to 7 June from 8pm to 6am
  • Dressing – 17 June to 19 June from 9.30am to 4pm
  • Markings – 1 July to 3 July from 8pm to 6am

The Square, Stottesdon

  • Proposed dressing – 16 June
  • Markings – 26 June (daytime)

A458 from A442 roundabout to A458 roundabout Stourbridge Road East, Bridgnorth

  • Dressing – 16 June to 18 June from 9.30am to 4pm
  • Markings – 27 June to 28 June from 9.30am to 4pm

Woundale-Chyknell Hall, Woundale

  • Dressing – 16 June
  • Markings – 3 July (daytime)

B4176 Royal Oak roundabout to county boundary, Claverley

  • Studs – 7 June to 9 June from 8pm to 6am
  • Dressing – 19 June to 21 June from 9.30am to 4pm
  • Markings – 4 July to 7 July from 8pm to 6am

Further information

Shropshire Council is spending around £6 million this year on resurfacing and surface dressing the county’s roads, ranging from unclassified rural roads to town centre roads to main ‘A’ roads. For more information, see our video below.