Roadworks

Tree Trimming in Marchamley – 11 Jan 18

Roadworks.org has published information about possible delays in Marchamley tomorrow, Friday 11 January, whilst Western Power cut back trees from near overhead power-lines. The description of the location may not be immediately clear to local residents, but the map on the website suggests the work will take place on Eastlands.

Roadworks SignC2073 From Hodnet A53 North Junction to Weston Junction Marchamley
11 January
Delays likely Traffic control (two-way signals)
Works location: Outside Kuringa
Works description: Tree trimming – No excavation
Responsibility for works: WESTERN POWER DISTRIBUTION (MIDLANDS)
Works reference: DY525M51250590673

Wollerton Water Main Replacement – Road to be Closed, Buses to be Diverted

Work on Phase 2 of the Wollerton water main replacement will start in earnest on Monday 7th January when a Road Closure Order comes into effect between Wollerton crossroads and Lostford. The order is expected to remain in place until Friday 8th March. Throughout this period drivers are reminded that whilst access to properties in this area will be maintained, travelling through the length of the works will not be possible for a significant proportion of the closure. Drivers should therefore use alternative routes until the road is fully opened after the work is completed.
One group of drivers who will be taking this advice are those who work for Arriva. For the duration of the closure the 64 bus route in both directions will be diverted along Mill Road. From Monday this will add extra time to the journey between Hodnet and Market Drayton, and may also delay the service in the direction of Shrewsbury. Besides Mill Road, the temporary route will include a section of the Hodnet bypass. The webteam have been informed by Arriva, that their drivers will be instructed to treat the part of Mill Road where there are dwellings (i.e. between the crossroads and Wollerton Old Hall) as Hail and Ride, this will enable passengers to board and to alight from buses at any safe location. Drivers using Mill Road should also be aware that they may encounter larger vehicles than they would normally expect.
The following update was provided to the webteam on Friday 4th Jan. by Samantha Pedley, Amey Customer Liaison Officer. Amey are the contractors carrying out the work for Severn Trent Water.

We have now set up four way traffic lights on the junction of Mill Road and Main Road, as we intend to start excavating on phase 2 from 07/01/19 in the direction of Lostford. Please be aware there will be access to properties only. Traffic will not be able to pass through at any time whilst we’re on site.
Work in the village is now complete with only a small excavation area next Wollerton Old Hall Gardens. The road closure was removed before Christmas and traffic can get through to the village by either end. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these works.

Full details of the ongoing project to replace the water mains in these parts of Wollerton are in our earlier post 22 Weeks of Roadworks in Wollerton.

A442 Roadworks – 7 to 11 January 2019

The following notice has been posted on Roadworks.org warning of five days of disruption on the northern end of the A442 in Peplow. The work is planned to start on Monday, 7th Jan.

Roadworks SignA442 From Radmoor Crossroads to A53 Espley Roundabout, Hodnet
07 January — 11 January
Delays likely Traffic control (Stop/Go boards)
Works location: A442 Espley Roundabout to Radmoor Farm junction
Works description: TM for Coring Gang
Responsibility for works: Shropshire Council
Works reference: UJ1021250536

Wollerton Water Main Replacement – Phase 2 about to commence

When Severn Trent Water announced 22 Weeks of Roadworks in Wollerton, Phase Two (on the old A53, Lostford) was scheduled to commence on 7 January 2019. That date is still shown on the relevant page of the STW website.
Today, Roadworks.org has circulated an email alert containing information stating that the second phase of work will now begin on Wednesday, 2nd January. It is not clear if the starting date for Phase Two has been brought forwarded because Phase 1 was completed ahead of schedule, but if local residents were expecting the work not to start this week they should be aware that STW’s plans seem to have changed.
The three notices (here, here and here) all cover the dates of 2 to 15 January, a period when there will be 4 way lights controlling traffic at the junction of Drayton Road, Mill Road and Wood Lane. These will not only inconvenience local residents, but anyone who uses this route to travel between Hodnet and Tern Hill.

Shrewsbury Street Roadworks – 18 to 20 Dec. 2018

Roadworks.org has posted information about three days of roadworks on Shrewsbury St. in Hodnet. Scheduled to last from Tue. 18 to Thu. 20 December, they will situated near the junction with Station Rd.
The full notice states:

Roadworks SignShrewsbury Street, Hodnet, Shropshire
18 December — 20 December
Delays likely Traffic control (multi-way signals)
Works location: From 24 to 26 Hodnet, Shropshire, TF9 3JB
Works description: MJ Quinns are to run approx. 25m of ducting from pcp floor box to DSLAM floor box
Responsibility for works: Openreach
Works reference: BC005MQ1W00000HODNETPCP2

Wollerton Water Main Replacement – Update: 15 December 2018

For full information about 22 Weeks of Roadworks in Wollerton please see the main story.
Update: 15 Dec. 2018
The following update has been sent to the webteam by Samantha Pedley, Amey Customer Liaison Officer. Amey are the contractors carrying out the work for Severn Trent Water.

Mill Rd, Wollerton
Samantha Pedley, Amey Customer Liaison OfficerAll the pipework has been installed,there are a small number of connections still to complete.
The barriers will remain in place over the weekend but next week reinstatement work should be completed. The site should be clear in the village by the end of that week. The expectation is, all being well, we will be finished in the village in time for Christmas (ahead of schedule).
Work on the main road toward Lostford, will start in the new year.

Up to Ten Days of Disruption on Drayton Rd – Nov/Dec 2018

Roadworks.org has published information about work on Drayton Road, between Hodnet and Wollerton which will cause disruption for “up to 10 days.”
The two notices, which seem to relate to the same BT cabling project, have small differences in their descriptions so both are copied below:

Drayton Road, Hodnet, Shropshire
26 November — 07 December
Delays likely Traffic control (two-way signals)
Works location: From opp tele. exchange Hodnet to opp Rose Cottage Drayton Road Wollerton Shropshire TF9 3NH
Works description: Access BT boxes to provide 1700m of cable for provision of service REF FLJ960WN, Highway surface will be unaffected. Rolling lights required for up to 10 days, 0930-1530. In conjunction with other notice in Drayton Road
Responsibility for works: Openreach
Works reference: BC005CN17W0FLJ960WNNOV26


From A53 From Drayton Road End of to Crossroads Wollerton, Drayton Road, Wollerton, Shropshire
26 November — 07 December
Delays likely Traffic control (multi-way signals)
Works location: From opp tele exchange Hodnet to opp Rose Cottage Drayton Road Wollerton Shropshire TF9 3NH
Works description: Access BT boxes to provide 1700m of cable for provision of service REF FLJ960WN, Highway surface will be unaffected. Rolling lights required for up to 10 days, 0930-1530. In conjunction with other notice in Drayton Road
Responsibility for works: Openreach
Works reference: BC005CN17W0NOV26FLJ960WN

Wollerton Water Main Replacement – Update: 23 November 2018

For full information about 22 Weeks of Roadworks in Wollerton please see the main story.
Update: 23 Nov. 2018
The following update has been sent to the webteam by Samantha Pedley, Amey Customer Liaison Officer. Amey are the contractors carrying out the work for Severn Trent Water.

Mill Rd, Wollerton
Samantha Pedley, Amey Customer Liaison OfficerThings are progressing on schedule with another 260mm of watermain being installed this week which should take us to the edge of the village.
Further works are required in Wollerton for connections to be done and renewing or transferring your water services on to the new main.
Please be mindful when driving through our works, our workforce may be in the road, so please pass slowly. It is important to be aware if you damage your car, you may not be covered by your insurance as you are within a road closure.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during these works.

Last weekend some local residents had concerns about road plates covering a hole on the old railway bridge moving apart due to traffic driving over them. The site agent says that this problem was addressed on Wednesday this week.
In you have concerns about this or any other matter in connection with the ongoing work you can contact Samantha direct on 07725-073188 or get in touch with the webteam.

Wollerton Water Main Replacement – Update: 9 November 2018

We have previously reported on 22 Weeks of Roadworks in Wollerton. Today (9/11) the webteam have been provided with the following update by Samantha Pedley, Amey Customer Liaison Officer. Amey are the contractors carrying out the work for Severn Trent Water.

Mill Rd, Wollerton
Samantha Pedley, Amey Customer Liaison OfficerYou may have noticed we have started at the crossroads end of Mill Road, this was to enable us to keep as many properties on supply for as long as possible. We apologise for any confusions this may have caused. Works are progressing on schedule and we are up to the bridge, between the cross roads and the nursing home.
During the course of next week, some properties will be transferred on to the new water main and will be without supply for approximately 30mins. We will contact the properties affected directly, to advise when this will happen.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during these works.

22 Weeks of Roadworks in Wollerton

Starting on Monday 29th October 2018 Severn Trent Water [STW] will commence the first of two phases of work to replace the water main on Mill Road and Drayton Road in Wollerton. The two phases are planned to take 13 weeks for the first and 9 weeks for the second. At times sections of both roads will be completely closed, If the work is not delayed there will also be four-way temporary traffic lights at the Wood Lane/Mill Road junction for 2 weeks from 7 January 2019.
Wollerton Road Closure Map Oct 2018 to March 2019Information about both phases of the work can be found on the STW website and also on Roadworks.org from which this annotated screen-shot is taken.
Updates will be posted on the STW website during the work for Phase One Mill Road, and Phase Two Lostford. The general description on both pages reads:
“We plan to start the water main renewals from 29 October 2018, starting by Wollerton Hall Gardens, working in sections towards Mill Road, then onto the main road in the direction of Lostford. We expect to complete the work by March 2019. This can change depending progress.”

Update 6 Nov. This morning the above statement was still on STW website, the webteam however have today been informed that by the time of the public meeting in early October, it had been decided to start the work in Phase One by the crossroads with Drayton Road and work towards the Old Hall. The few people who attended that event were apparently told that this was the case.

There is some confusion in the description of the location of the road closure in Phase One being used by STW, as they describe it as being between Mill Road Junction and Cotton Farm Junction. (For example see this entry on Roadworks.org.) Cotton Farm is located on the Stoke-on-Tern side of the A53 bypass even though it is in Hodnet. The junction near it is no longer connected directly to Mill Road in Wollerton. Before the construction of the bypass, Mill Road and Station Road did meet by the gates to Cotton Farm. It seems STW need to update their maps and associated data set for this area. The the section of Mill Road which will be closed on occasions during the first phase will be on the Wollerton side of the A53, and not the Stoke-on-Tern side.