Shropshire Council

Development works, London Road, Shrewsbury

This information is correct at the time of publishing but could be subject to change either due to circumstances beyond our control, or should other works come in that make it more efficient and less disruptive to reschedule

Closure details

  • Starts: 17 February 2020
  • Ends: 27 March 2020
  • Central Shropshire

A one-way closure of London Road eastbound (towards Emstrey Island) in Shrewsbury will be in place from Monday 17 February for approximately six weeks while BT carries out cable diversion work linked to the new Taylor Wimpey, Weir Hill housing development.

This work will also involve the demolition of two existing manhole chambers and two new chambers to be built. The works will all require deep excavations throughout and the chambers cast from concrete around the existing cable.

As BT are working closely to the Emstrey roundabout a one-way closure will be in place preventing traffic from joining the A5 from London Road, although the road will remain accessible from the A5 only. Haycock Way, Pritchard Way, Hazledine Way, Hereford Road and the A5 will be used as the diversion route from the Column roundabout.

Access to all businesses and properties along London Road will remain accessible from the Column end of London Road.

Following on from this Taylor Wimpey plan to start their programme of works, which will involve the construction of the new access, carriageway/footway realignment and the relocation of a bus stop as per their planning agreement.