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Roads across Shropshire to be resurfaced this month

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Resurfacing in Whittington last year

Eleven stretches of road in Shropshire are to be resurfaced this month as Shropshire Council and its partners Kier and WSP continue their programme of work to improve the county’s roads.

Nearly 50 stretches of road in Shropshire are being resurfaced between November 2021 and March 2022 as part of the council’s annual resurfacing programme.

The roads for which work is due to start this month – by date – are:

  • 10 to 24 January –A41 Whitchurch bypass, from Chester Rd Island to A525 Wrexham Rd Island. Work will take place overnight (8pm to 6am).
  • 10 to 23 January – Station Road, Wooferton
  • 15 to 20 January – Oxon Roundabout, Shrewsbury
  • 17 to 23 January – Upper Broughton to B4385
  • 10 to 23 January – C1030 – Junction Lion Lane to Penley
  • 19 to 26 January – Burlton Crossroads to English Frankton junction
  • 20 to 30 January – Quarry View To 30mph start, A49 Preston Brockhurst Junction
  • 24 to 30 January – Wooferton to Gosford
  • 24 January to 6 February B4580 Castle Street, Oswestry
  • 31 January to 6 February – B5395 Old Malpas Road, Grindley Brook (A41 junction to county boundary)
  • 31 January to 10 February – Apley Green Gates (A442 Telford Road rural section)

Andy Wilde, Shropshire Council’s head of highways, said:

“We’re committed to improving our roads and making them safer for all road users. Our annual resurfacing programme is an important part of this. It will greatly improve nearly 150km of roads, and help to prevent potholes and other problems occurring in the future.

“I’m sure the work will be welcomed by people who use these stretches of road, and I thank people for their patience and understanding while this important work is carried out.”

The annual resurfacing programme is put together based on regular inspections and annual surveys of the county’s roads, plus reports from residents, councillors, parish councils and community groups.

This year’s programme includes 20 roads in the south of the county, 18 in the north, and 11 in the central area. In total, 143km of road will be resurfaced.

To ensure value for money, roads that are likely to need costly repairs in the future are prioritised.

For more see www.shropshire.gov.uk/highways.