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A442 between Quatford and county boundary to be surface dressed

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Surface dressing in north Shropshire

The A442 between Quatford and the Worcestershire county boundary is set to be surface dressed between 18 June and 13 July [2024], with work to be carried out in three stages.

The work is currently programmed to take place as follows:

  • 18 to 23 June – 8am to 6pm. Road closure for stud removal.
  • 26 to 30 June – 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Saturday; 7am to 5pm Sunday. Road closure for surface dressing.
  • 4 to 13 July – 8pm to 6am. Road closure for white lining.

While the road is closed a signed diversion will be in place, and access will be provided to residential properties and businesses within the work area.

The road will have an initial sweep within 24 hours of the new surface being laid, and the sweeper will return after seven days to remove any residual loose chippings.

For a detailed, interactive map and further information visit and search the One Network website.

Surface dressing is a quick, efficient and cost-effective way of preventing potholes, maintaining skid-resistance and waterproofing road surfaces. It forms a major part of the council’s annual road maintenance programme and is being carried out alongside other preventative and reactive maintenance work.

Almost 50 stretches of road across Shropshire are set to be treated this summer as part of Shropshire Council’s 2024 surface dressing programme – work that will play a key role in improving the county’s roads.

Signs will be erected in the road before work starts and the work will be completed as quickly as possible.

During the work, access to the works area will be restricted to:

  • Essential highway personnel
  • Local residents who live within the road closure
  • Businesses located within the closure
  • Pedestrians, dismounted cyclists and equestrians
  • Emergency vehicles
  • Utility or public service vehicles when safe to do so

People are asked to ensure that vehicles are not parked on the road during the day whilst the work is in progress.

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 https://one.network/