02/10/2020 - Permalink

Copthorne Road in Shrewsbury to close for cable work

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Road ahead closed

Copthorne Road in Shrewsbury will be closed one-way from 2 November for one week, while Western Power carry out work to reinforce their existing underground cables.

Work will start on 12 October and initially be carried out under two-way temporary signals, with the one-way closure in place from 2 November to ensure the safety of workers. While the road is closed traffic will be unable to join Copthorne Road from Frankwell roundabout.

The Mount and Shelton Road will be used as the diversion route from the Frankwell roundabout. Access to all businesses and properties along Copthorne Road will remain possible from the Shelton Road end of Copthorne Road.

The existing underground cables were laid in 1964, and newer cables will be installed within the footway to allow for more capacity on Copthorne Road. The work will support the Bellway Homes development and other future developments, by ensuring the increased demands put on the Western Power network is accommodated, and minimising the risk of any future outages or failures to their network.

It has been requested that operatives work extended hours and over the weekends to help ensure that the disruption is kept to a minimum.

Residents, businesses and affected bus companies will be notified of the works and proposed traffic management, and advanced warning signs will be placed on site.