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Crowmeole Lane, Shrewsbury to close to vehicular traffic

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Crowmeole Lane, Shrewsbury will be closed to traffic except for buses and cyclists from Monday 29 March 2021, from its junction with Rad Valley Road over the narrow Radbrook bridge to its most northerly junction with Sandiway and vice versa.

The closure is a trial that aims to reduce traffic on the road, and improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. It’s being introduced under an experimental traffic regulation order (TRO).

Under the plans, an experimental pedestrian buildout facility will be installed on Crowmeole Lane to improve pedestrian access, visibility, safety and crossing provision adjacent to the playground.

Motor vehicles will be prevented from using this stretch of road, though buses and cycles can continue to do so.

Crowmeole Lane, Shrewsbury

Crowmeole Lane, Shrewsbury

The trial will initially be implemented using temporary traffic signs and traffic management measures, with advisory information signage warning highway users on approach.

It is anticipated that this trial scheme will reduce traffic on Crowmeole Lane leading to potential reductions in noise, visual intrusion and improvements in air quality, and improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists using the road.

It will also provide links to the existing cycle network on Mytton Oak and Radbrook Road whilst not impacting on existing bus service provision.

An Experimental TRO may run for a period of up to 18 months and, if the scheme is well received, more semi-permanent measures may be introduced.

The trial may be amended with the first six months of operation, and can be suspended or stopped at any time.

If the closure becomes permanent, there will be the possibility to enhance it by introducing additional or wider footways and possibly a dedicated bus / cycle lane.

If you wish to raise an objection, express support, or make any other comments about these proposals, please send an email to traffic.engineering@shropshire.gov.uk or write a letter to Traffic engineering team, Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND.

Further details are available on the Shropshire Council website.