03/06/2020 - Permalink

Holdgate Flood Relief Culvert – road closure for up to two weeks from 15 June

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

Holdgate Flood Relief Culvert will be closed for up to two weeks from Monday 15 June 2020 to enable the repair of a collapsed culvert. Works will include the insertion of a 600mm diameter pipe through the culvert, with the remaining void grouted around, and the construction of concrete headwalls to each end of the culvert.

The culvert carries Holdgate Lane over the Trow Brook between Holdgate and Brookhampton. 

Due to the nature of the repairs a 24-hour road closure will be required for the duration of the works. When the road is closed, traffic will be diverted locally via Stanton Long Holdgate and Rowe Lane.

Access over the bridge for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will remain available throughout the works.

The work will be undertaken by the council’s term maintenance contractor Kier, and supervised by the council’s term consultant WSP.

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

“Shropshire Council is continuing to repair and clean culverts, drains and 92,000 grids as as a legacy from the heavy rains during the winter. It is appreciated that this road closure will cause some inconvenience, and everyone involved will do all that they reasonably can to reopen it as soon as possible.”

Cecilia Motley, local Shropshire Councillor for Corvedale, said:-

“I appreciate this road closure will be a serious inconvenience for Holdgate and Brookhampton residents; but in view of the terrible flooding experienced throughout the south of the county in February, I think it’s really important to get this work done to pre-empt the threat of further flooding.”

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