Archive for Tag: HGV

  • 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…

  • Much Wenlock A4169 HGV traffic signals (2)

    The new HGV traffic lights in Sheinton Street A4169 were switched on in the second week in September.  The first couple of days saw them working as intended and I was pleased to see an email from a local resident who said “…thank you … for the highly organised manner in which highways operatives installed…

  • Much Wenlock A4169 HGV traffic signals

    After extensive consultation in January 2016, the long-awaited HGV interactive traffic signal scheme for the A4169 New Road / Sheinton Street / The Crescent will start in 1st August. The works will include the installation of permanent two-way traffic signals, with selective vehicle detection for HGVs and buses. Two informal crossing points, and signing and lining…

  • HGV routing

    Many months ago I facilitated a meeting of Much Wenlock and Broseley Town Councils and Barrow Parish Council. Representatives came together to consider how they might best stop large goods vehicles using our narrow streets as a cut-through – especially the B4375 from Wenlock, through Benthall into Broseley. I’m pleased to learn that Shropshire is now…

  • Highways

    I’m pleased that Shropshire Council has now painted double white lines preventing dangerous overtaking in the hidden dip at Bourton Westwood on the B4378. I’m less pleased that it has taken such a long time for the agreed 40mph speed limit on the B4378 through Shipton to be implemented, I now understand that it is…