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Fourteen Shropshire roads to be treated using ‘thermal patching’

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Fourteen roads across Shropshire are set to be treated in late August using a process known as thermal patching.

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.

The roads to be treated – with dates of work – are:

Daytime work

  • 21 to 22 August – Aston Lane, Claverley
  • 22 to 23 August – Beech Street, Highley
  • 22 to 23 August – Mount Street, Shrewsbury
  • 22 to 23 August – Priory Road, Bridgnorth
  • 22 to 23 August – Salop Street, Bridgnorth
  • 23 August – Beeches Drive, Bayston Hill
  • 23 August – Enfield Street, Clun
  • 24 August – Forest Way, Shrewsbury
  • 24 to 25 August – Swiss Farm Road, Shrewsbury     

Overnight work

  • 28 to 30 August – High Street, Ludlow
  • 29 to 31 August – Brand Lane, Ludlow
  • 29 to 31 August – Castle Street, Ludlow
  • 29 August to 1 September – King Street, Ludlow
  • 31 August to 1 September – Victoria Road, Shifnal

For more information visit the One Network interactive roadworks website and search for the appropriate location.

All planned roadworks are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. Any changes will be displayed on the yellow advanced warning signs and on the One Network website.

The sites have been identified via a combination of local engineering judgement and asset management data as being in need of treatment.

Dan Morris, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways, said:

“Thermal patching is just one more way in which we’re improving roads across the county – along with resurfacing, surface dressing, pothole repairs, and more. Road users will see a real difference once this work has been completed.”

To watch thermal patching in action, see this Essex Highways video.