Archive for Tag: A458

  • Traffic diversion through Much Wenlock (2)

    A month ago I wrote about the impact of diverted traffic on Much Wenlock. The diversion is because of Network Rail’s intention to “deliver a safety-critical upgrade” to Onibury level crossing between Ludlow and Craven Arms on the A49. Network Rail say “Approximately 6,000 vehicles a day use this busy level crossing, connecting Leominster and…

  • Traffic diversion through Much Wenlock

    We’ve seen some disruption this year on Much Wenlock’s roads, mostly because of resurfacing. The overwhelming majority of local residents are tolerant of¬†delays, noise and dirt which are the inevitable consequence of highways improvements and maintenance. Occasionally we have to bear additional diverted traffic because of roadworks elsewhere – such as when the B4380 Buildwas-Atcham…

  • Highways resurfacing

    Shropshire Council intends to re-surface the A458 between Much Wenlock and the top of Harley Bank. The work will involve the removal of the existing surface and relaying a new surface. This work was cancelled at short notice earlier in the year. As part of the works the junction with Stretton Road will also be…

  • Roadworks postponed

    The A458 Harley Bank road closure scheduled for 24th March was postponed at very short notice for contractual reasons. The signage element of the scheme was as a result of the fatal road accident which occurred in 2012. The signage works are still to be carried out this spring, using temporary traffic signals. I have…

  • Highways resurfacing

    The A458 Harley Bank will be closed for re-surfacing of the carriageway and implementing revised road markings and signs from 24th March for two weeks. Through traffic will be diverted along the A4169 to Buildwas and the B4380 to Atcham. Severn Trent Water is replacing water pipes over the coming months which may cause some…

  • Road works

    A cause of considerable concern to local residents is the infrastructure supporting our communities. Drainage, energy, communications and roads are high priorities. The past few months have seen much disruption on the roads. In some cases it has been necessary to repair the surface. In other cases, underground repairs are required. Bourton Road in Much…