More Shropshire roads to be resurfaced and repaired in October
A further three stretches of roads across Shropshire are to be resurfaced in October  as part of Shropshire Council’s annual resurfacing programme – with seven other roads set to be treated using a process known as thermal patching.
The roads to be treated – with dates of work – are:
- 26 September to 8 October: Battlefield Road, Shrewsbury (working hours 8pm to 6am)
- 17 to 21 October: A49 Shrewsbury Road, Hadnall – urban section (9.30am to 4pm)
- 21 October to 4 November: A4117 High Street, Cleobury Mortimer (9.30am to 4pm)
- 3 to 5 October: Castle Street, Ludlow (working hours 8pm to 6am)
- 4 to 6 October: Mount Street, Shrewsbury (7am to 5pm)
- 6 to 11 October: Forest Way, Shrewsbury (7am to 5pm)
- 6 to 13 October: Brand Lane, Ludlow (8pm to 6am)
- 11 to 13 October: Church Street, Church Stretton (7am to 5pm)
- 12 to 18 October: Enfield Street, Clun (9.30am to 4pm)
- 14 to 16 October: Victoria Road, Shifnal (8pm to 6am)
The sites have been identified via a combination of local engineering judgement and asset management data as being in need of treatment.
Thermal patching is a new treatment that is helping Shropshire Council and its highways partners to carry out more effective, longer-lasting repairs to the county’s roads.
The process includes heating the road surface surrounding the defect to 200 Celsius. The surface is then raked, topped up with bitumen binder and pre-heated material, then compacted.
To watch thermal patching in action, see this Essex Highways video.
In addition, potholes and other defects on 21 stretches of road will be treated in October by the council’s three Multihog machines.
And two Roadmaster vehicles will be tackling potholes on rural roads across south Shropshire throughout the month.
In total more than 40 stretches of road are set to be treated this year as part of Shropshire Council’s annual resurfacing programme.
For more information about each scheme, see and search the interactive map on the one.network website.