Shropshire Council

Ellesmere Rd, Shrewsbury - pre-surface dressing repairs work

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: 22 January 2024
  • Ends: 2 February 2024
  • Running: Daytime
  • Central Shropshire

Where is the work?

We'll be undertaking this work on the A528 Ellesmere Road in Shrewsbury with a road closure. Please note that access/egress for properties in the zone of closure will be maintained when safe to do so.

When will this work take place?

This work will take place from Tuesday 23 January to Friday 2 February, and we'll be working during the day between 9:30am and 4pm. No weekend working.

  • The road will closed in sections each day (see maps below)
  • Access could be from the north or south via the diversion route depending on where our closed section effects your access to your property
  • If your property is in our closed section on that day you'll be provided with access as directed by our staff on site

Please note that all our planned roadworks are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. Any changes will be displayed on the yellow advanced warning signs and on the One Network website.

How will this affect traffic?

Signs will be erected in the road before starting the work, and the work will be completed as quickly as possible. A signed diversion route will be in place as shown on the map below.

Will there be access to my property/business?

Yes, if you're looking to access a property or business we'll provide access for you. Our priority is to keep you and our staff safe. This means that there may be a bit of a wait while we make the site safe for you to travel through the closure or direct you to another entry point.

During the work access to the works area will be restricted to:

  • Essential highway personnel
  • Local residents who live and reside within the road closure
  • Businesses located within the closure (if applicable)
  • Pedestrians, dismounted cyclists and equestrians
  • Emergency service vehicles

Closed road sections – phasing of works

How can you help us?

It would be appreciated if you could ensure that vehicles aren't parked on the road during the day whilst the work is in progress. Alternatively you can speak to our team on site to allow arrangements to be put in place.

Find out more

If you have any queries or wish to discuss any of the above just contact us on 0345 6789006. Full details of work to be carried out in your area can be found on the One Network website.


Updates will be added to this page as soon as they're available.

Wednesday 24 January

Phase 2 progressing well. Phase 3 starting Thursday 25 January.

Friday 26 January

Please note that work will now stop at 72, Ellesmere Rd, so not to the full extent of the red line shown for phases 4 and 5 above. All work should be completed by Monday 29 January, on track as scheduled. Work is being done on phase 3 and phase 4 today. Phase 5 will be done on Monday. The opportunity has been taken to replace a lighting column in addition to the scheduled work whilst the road space was available.

Revised phase 5 map as follows...

Phase 5 map - revised

Monday 29 January

Additional day required tomorrow to finish phase 5. Apologies for any inconvenience this slight extension may cause, and thank you for all the positive feedback we've received about this work.

Tuesday 30 January

Work now complete. Thank you to the local community for the patience you've shown whilst this work was being done. Please note that these works were to prepare the surface for upcoming surface dressing works which will be programmed between May to August this year.