Roadworks

Roadworks 17 March 2020

A41 From Tern Hill Roundabout to the start of Bletchley Dual Carriageway, Tern Hill. BT is carrying out work on overhead cables.

2 way traffic signals: Delays likely.

Delays Expected on Shrewsbury Road, Market Drayton – 12 to 17 Jan, 2020

Roadworks Sign

Following disruption at the A53 roundabout by Mullers on Friday, Hodnet residents travelling into Drayton should expect to encounter further delays this week.

Further roadworks are planned on Shrewsbury Road between the A53 roundabout and the one at Longford Turning.

The work includes carriageway repairs, gully emptying and tree trimming.

For the first four days of the works Shrewsbury road will remain open, with traffic being controlled by temporary lights. The road is scheduled to be completely closed however, on Friday 17 January.

Details and the planned diversion route can be viewed on the One Network website.

Marchamley Water Mains – Update 11 August

Catherine Webb, Community Communications Officer, Severn Trent Water has provided the following update on progress with the project to replace water mains in Marchamley:

At the moment we are working on the 2 stage of our project – Eastlands the Purple part of the map provided to the community. We are hoping that this stretch of road works will be complete by the bank holiday weekend, which means we are about 3 weeks ahead of our schedule.
We will then be moving onto stage 3 of our project (Red part of map) which will be a full road closure.

Marchamley Water Mains Map 2019
More information about the work are available from:

  • Catherine Webb, Tel. 07971-304604
  • STW’s Planned Improvements page

To report problems with water or sewerage services call STW on 0800-783-4444
Original news item on this website.

Marchamley Water Mains – Update 17 June

Catherine Webb, Community Communications Officer, Severn Trent Water has provided the following update on progress with the project to replace water mains in Marchamley:

“We have now renewed 900 meters of water main. As the carriage way is so narrow with sharp bends along the main road outside of Wood Farm, we have now decided to use a manned traffic convoy with traffic light for the safety of traffic users and our work force. This will be reviewed as work progresses.”

More information about the work are available from:

  • Catherine Webb, Tel. 07971-304604
  • STW’s Planned Improvements page

To report problems with water or sewerage services call STW on 0800-783-4444
Original news item on this website.

A Summer of Disruption in Marchamley

This week Severn Trent Water has written to residents in Marchamley setting out details of work to replace water mains in the area. The letter states that the work will start in the week commencing 20 May and will be completed by the end of September.
In order to help residents to be as fully informed as possible STW is hosting a drop-in session at the Marchamley Club on Wednesday 24 April between 4.00 and 7.00pm.
The company has provided the following map and description of the work:
Marchamley Water Mains Map 2019
More information about the work are available from the following either:

  • Catherine Webb, Tel. 07971-304604
  • STW’s Planned Improvements page [Updated 17 Apr. Link now to project page]

To report problems with water or sewerage services call STW on 0800-783-4444
We intend to add updates to the Hodnet website as the work progresses.

Disruption on A442 for Four Weeks

People using the A442 through Peplow may have spotted signs indicating that the road will be closed from 5 April 2019, for 13 days, though no reason is stated.
The section of road covered is between Espley Roundabout (A53 junction) and Peplow/Radmoor Crossroads.
Around the same time residents living along this section of the road have received letters indicating that during this period resurfacing work will be carried  out. This is good news as the condition of this section of the A442 has been poor for far too long.
At present the information about the project on roadworks.org (Works Ref. UJ212RS/845190) shows the dates of the work to be from 27 May to 10 June. There is obviously some confusion as the attached site notice clearly gives the starting date as 5 Apr. 19. The relevant detail reads:

Description of restriction: Traffic will be prohibited from using A442 from the A53 Espley Roundabout to Peplow
Date & Duration: 5 April 2019 for 15 days
Purpose: Carriageway resurfacing.
Alternative Route : Via Waters Upton, Crudgington, High Ercall, Great Wytheford, Shawbury and the A53
For further information about road closures and roadworks in Shropshire contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 678 9006

Things are complicated further because roadworks.org also carries information about tree cutting work on this same section of the road starting on Monday 25 March, and continuing until 12 April. It reads:

A442 From Radmoor Crossroads to A53 Espley Roundabout, Hodnet
25 March — 12 April
Delays likely Traffic control (two-way signals)
Works location: from 362380, 326085 to 363451, 322361 No more than 100m at any point
Works description: Tree Cutting
Responsibility for works: Shropshire
Works reference: UJ015282008881

It is not clear how the two projects will work alongside each other, but the next four weeks look like they will involve significant disruption for Peplow residents and commuters along the A442!
In the meantime resurfacing work along The Avenue in Peplow continues and at some point will also interfere with traffic flow along the A442.

Wood Lane, Wollerton Roadworks, 21 to 29 March 2019

UPDATE 23 March:
A further notice on roadworks.org indicates that a section of Wood Lane will be completely closed from Mon. 25 till Wed. 27 Mar. It reads:

Wood Lane, Wollerton, Shropshire
25 March — 27 March
Delays likely Road closure
Works location: Wood Lane from X junction leading to Mill Road to The Woodlands
Works description: Installation of new BT poles and cable for provision of service to customer
Responsibility for works: Openreach
Works reference: BC005WP00400500237901608

This project is within the period covered by the notice below, but indicates that over the three days mentioned the road will be closed to through traffic.


Roadworks.org has announced over a week of disruption on Wood Lane Wollerton from Thursday 21 March. The notice reads:

Roadworks SignWood Lane, Wollerton, Shropshire
21 March — 29 March
Delays possible Traffic control (multi-way signals)
Works location: (PCP6) Opposite Corner of Woodlands on Wood Lane
Works description: Build 1 precast chamber 1310mm x 610mm x 1265mm deep in Footway, Install 5m of 1 way poly duct in Verge,Provide 1 Cabinet and base (NGA cabinets)
Responsibility for works: Openreach
Works reference: BC005WP00400500272264600

Resurfacing on The Avenue, Peplow – March 2019

Recently, Shropshire Council have circulated letters to residents on The Avenue in Peplow with details of resurfacing work to be carried out there between 18 and 28 March. The annotated image below is taken from the information which accompanied the letter, and shows the location of the work.
The letter reads:

Dear Resident / Business Owner
I am pleased to inform you that Kier Highways have been instructed by Shropshire Council to carry out Carriageway Resurfacing and Civils works at the above location.
Works are programmed to be carried out commencing 18th March we envisage the work being completed by 28th March.
For safety reasons due to the width of the carriageway the work will need to be carried out under a road closure of The Avenue from Junction A442 to Junction Woodlands from 08.00am – 17.00 pm Monday to Friday. Please expect delays in this area during the works.
During the closure 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

Please do not hesitate to seek guidance during the undertaking of the above work from the operatives on site.
The programme is liable to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather. All changes will be highlighted on the Advance Warning signs.
Should you have any queries or wish to discuss any of the above please donot hesitate to contact Shropshire Council’s Highways Customer Services Centre on 0345 6789006.

Note: Information about this project is also available on the Roadworks.org website which indicates that for the whole or part of this period there will be traffic lights on the A442 at the junction with the Avenue.

Location: A442 – Junction of The Avenue
Description: Traffic Management for resurfacing works on The Avenue – Traffic control (two-way signals)
Permit status: Granted
Works ref: UJ212RS/845710-1

Finally, there is also a “future planning” entry on Roadworks.org indicating that “A442 From Radmoor Crossroads to A53 Espley Roundabout,” will be closed for resurfacing work from 27 May to 10 June 5 April for around two weekssee this post. Whilst the disruption is not to be looked forward to, regular commuters along this route will in time appreciate the improvements to the surface on this section. No plans have been announced at present to resurface the A442 to the south of Radmoor Crossroads.