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Shropshire Council invests £5m improving more than 30 roads

Related topics: Highways, transport and environmental maintenance
A line painting vehicle on a newly-resurfaced road

Some recent resurfacing work

Twenty six roads across Shropshire are to be resurfaced before the end of March [2020], as part of a £5m package of highways improvements being carried out by Shropshire Council.

Under the plans drainage works will also be carried out on five other roads.

The work began in January and will see maintenance work carried out in areas including Broseley, Bishop’s Castle, Market Drayton, Church Stretton, Shifnal, and Whitchurch.

Work has already been completed on the A488 Hope Valley; on Shrewsbury Road, Market Drayton; from Meadowley Bank to Upton Cressett; and from Park Gate to Ditton Priors.

Drainage work will be carried out in Alveley, Oswestry, Bucknell, Wooton, and The Wern near Weston Rhyn.

The work is being carried out between January and March 2020 under Shropshire Council’s highways maintenance capital programme.

The full list of roads where work is being carried out is at: highways programme january to march 2020

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

“This is a significant and important investment in roads across the county, and will see them greatly improved, to the benefit of all who use or drive on them. Of course, this work will also greatly reduce the likelihood of potholes or other defects forming in the future, which is more good news.

“People often ask what we’re doing to maintain and improve our roads, tackle potholes, and improve drainage. I hope this programme of work will reassure people that we remain committed to repairing and maintaining our roads and are working hard to improve them.”