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B4373 near Broseley: road closure from 10 August for repairs to Deans Culvert

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The B4373 between Broseley and Bridgnorth will be closed for up to two weeks from Monday 10 August 2020 to undertake essential repairs to Deans Culvert which carries the B4373 over the Dean Brook near Broseley.

The work is scheduled to start on Monday 10 August 2020 and is programmed for four weeks.

To ensure that the works are carried out as safely as possible a full 24-hour road closure will be required from Monday 10 August to Sunday 23 August.  The remaining duration of the works will be carried out under temporary traffic lights.

When the road is closed, traffic will be diverted via B4373 to Bridgnorth, A458 to Walton Grange then the B4376.

Access over the structure for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists, and access to properties within the closure, will remain available throughout the works.

The work will be undertaken by Terra Solutions Ltd, with supervision by the council’s term consultant WSP.

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

“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.”

Simon Harris, Shropshire Council’s deputy Cabinet member for highways and transport, and local Shropshire Councillor for Broseley, said:-

“I know that these repairs and improvements to our road network are essential: this is a main road between Bridgnorth and Broseley, it will mean an inconvenience, but I hope the public will understand and bear with us.”

David Turner, local Shropshire Councillor for Much Wenlock, said;-

“Hopefully local residents will understand the importance of this scheme, which is being carried out during the school holidays to minimise inconvenience. Nonetheless, there will be some disruption to journeys and I’d urge local residents to factor in sufficient time for a longer journey during this period.”

Christian Lea, a local Shropshire Councillor for Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts, said:-

“The closure of the B4373 Bridgnorth to Broseley road will obviously cause local residents some inconvenience having to take the diversion route. Repairs being carried out to Dean’s Culvert are essential though, and every effort will be made to get the work completed as soon as possible and the road reopened.”