Highways – HGVs, and resurfacing

In March I wrote about the A4169 Sheinton Street and the narrow stretch of highway between each end of Station Road. There are frequent conflicts when large vehicles meet travelling in opposite directions. I said that the favoured solution is part-time signals with Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) detection.

Shropshire Council’s consultants, Mouchel, will be taking this project forward to detailed design at which stage specific details e.g. positioning of traffic lights, will be finalised. Funding is available this financial year to take this scheme to completion of detailed design and, all being well, implementation.

In Much Wenlock, total resurfacing of the lower part of Oakfield Park is planned to take place this financial year. Also planned for this year is Wilmore Street and Barrow Street from Bull Ring to St Mary’s Lane by The Raven which will involve repairs to the carriageway, including an area of structural patching. The Town Council, the Church and the Chamber of Trade have considered the timing of this work and the extent to which the road(s) might be closed. Their views have been passed to Shropshire Council in order that disruption to residents and visitors might be kept to a minimum.

Further information about the timing of these works and others such as Rowe Lane at Stanton Long and the Bulls Head/Post Office lane at Shipton will be advised when they’ve been scheduled.