Shropshire Council

Espley roundabout, A53 Hodnet bypass

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: 7 November 2017
  • Ends: 20 November 2017
  • Running: Daytime
  • North Shropshire

Essential resurfacing work is to begin on Tuesday 7 November 2017 at the Espley roundabout on the A53 Hodnet bypass. The work will take approximately two weeks, including the weekend, to complete and will be undertaken under traffic lights.

We're using a special product for this scheme that can take up to 24 hours to cure before it can be trafficked so there will be times when you see no workforce on site. 

This site has been identified via a combination of asset management data and local engineering judgement, and has been deemed in need of essential maintenance. As such we ask for your patience and support while the work is carried out, and offer our apologies for any inconvenience that may be caused.


9 November 2017

Approximately 25% of the existing 100mm deep carriageway surface has now been planed out, with ongoing planning works taking place at present. Four-way traffic signals are in place, with the current traffic management set-up being monitored with a view to improve and reduce, where possible, any tail-backs.

13 November 2017

Phase 1 of the resurfacing works on Espley Roundabout are now completed. Replacement of worn out ironwork is currently in progress and should be completed by Tuesday, 14 November, when phase 2 of the resurfacing works will commence. Please be aware of changes to the traffic management.

15 November 2017

Phase 1 surface course laying has now been completed, with the cementitious grouting element for phase 1 currently standing at 25% completion. The existing drainage systems within the site boundary are also currently being completed.

21 November 2017

Resurfacing works on the roundabout and all four of the connecting approaches were successfully completed yesterday, with no additional issues requiring attention. This is one day ahead of the programmed completion date.