Archive for Tag: roadworks

  • 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

    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…

  • Roadworks – mostly good news

    I’m pleased that there’s further work being undertaken on our roads locally in response to my representations. The top part of Oakfield Park will be resurfaced between 4th to 22nd July with the improvements also extending to the footways. There will be a letter drop to local residents giving more detail, and arrangements for refuse…

  • Highways resurfacing

    Shropshire Council intends to re-surface part of Merrywell Lane, which runs between the A458 Bridgnorth Road at Walton Grange and the B4376 Broseley road near Marsh Cottages. The work will involve the removal of about 300 yards of the existing surface and relaying a new surface. This work is funded by the financial penalty levied…

  • Roadworks in Sheinton Street

    As I predicted a few weeks ago, the A4169 Sheinton Street, near Station Road, had to be closed for urgent sewer replacement works. These were completed and a manhole constructed so that future access may be easier. Despite careful planning, there was criticism of the diversion arrangements and I am holding a meeting shortly to…

  • 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…