07/06/2019 - Permalink

Closure of Leg Street and Beatrice Street in Oswestry for electricity upgrade

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Map showing Leg Street and Beatrice Street

Leg Street and Beatrice Street in Oswestry will be closed from 17 June to 5 July [2019] while Scottish Power upgrades parts of the low voltage electricity cable network, which has been in place since electricity was installed in Oswestry 70 to 80 years ago.

The work will improve the quality of the electricity network and reduce the likelihood of loss of power during storms and periods of poor weather.

The work will include a full closure of Leg Street and Beatrice Street, suspension of parking bays and suspension of the one-way system.

The roads will be closed on weekdays from 7.30am to 6.30pm, on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm, and on Sundays from 10am to 3.30pm. During these times access will be available for emergency vehicles or large deliveries.

Unfortunately the first set of disabled parking bays on Beatrice Street will not be available for the duration of the works as the excavations run through the middle of these.

During the closure, residents of Beatrice Street, Madog Place and Albert Place will be able to access their properties from the junction of King Street using the suspension of the one-way system, managed by an on-site traffic marshal.

For diversion routes and a plan of the work, click here.

While the road is closed Wales and West will also be installing a new gas supply on Beatrice Street between 18 and 21 June. This will minimise further disruption at a later date.

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

“I hope most people will agree that this work is important, and that the long-term benefits will far outweigh the short-term inconvenience. I thank them in advance for their patience and understanding while this work is carried out.”

Mark Pritchard, project co-ordinator at SP Energy Networks said:

“We would like to thank our customers for their understanding whilst these essential works are taking place in Leg Street and Beatrice Street in Oswestry town centre. These works will help reduce faults on our electricity network and will improve the reliability of the electricity supply in the area.”