Shropshire Council

Smithfield Road, Shrewsbury - tree maintenance work 20 Oct

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: 20 October 2019
  • Ends: 20 October 2019
  • Running: Daytime
  • Central Shropshire

Smithfield Road in Shrewsbury will be closed to traffic on Sunday 20 and Sunday 27 October [2019] while essential maintenance work is carried out to twelve large trees. The plane trees are situated in the pavement opposite Premier Inn.

Smithfield trees

The work, which needs to be carried out before the start of winter, will include the reduction of branches overhanging Smithfield Road, the removal of deadwood throughout the crowns, and the reduction of selected branches on a number of the trees that are overhanging the restaurant. The work will also provide a chance to more closely assess the overall health of the trees, and help them to stay in a healthy condition for many years to come.

While work is carried out Smithfield Road will be closed between its Roushill and Raven Meadows junctions, and traffic will be diverted through the town and also along Roushill and Raven Meadows.

We thank town centre residents, businesses and visitors for their patience and understanding while this important work is carried out.