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Leaton Lodge Culvert – temporary road closure from 5 January 2022

Related topics: Highways, transport and environmental maintenance

Proposed culvert repair work will require the temporary closure of Leaton Lodge Culvert from Wednesday 5 January 2022. The culvert carries a ”C” classified road over a tributary of the River Severn between Forton Farm junction to the B5067 junction to Leaton. 

The work will involve repairs to the damaged culvert, and surfacing works, and is expected to take three weeks. 

Unfortunately, in order to carry out the proposed work safely, it will be necessary to close the road to vehicular traffic.  The normal working hours will be 8am-4pm. While the road is closed, traffic will be diverted via local roads and the B5067 by a signed diversion. 

Access for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will remain available throughout the works and access to frontages will be maintained up to the road closure. 

Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for physical infrastructure, said:- 

“The repairs to the culvert are very important and the resurfacing will ensure a good and safe road surface for the future. Unfortunately, however, there will be some disruption during these works, for which we apologise in advance.” 

The works will be carried out by the council’s term maintenance contractor Kier, with supervision being provided by WSP on behalf of Shropshire Council.