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Hodnet Highways Depot set to close

Shropshire Council has announced plans to close two of its five highways depots, as part of plans to further improve the council’s highways maintenance service.

Under the proposals, the depots at Bridgnorth and Hodnet would close, with operations continuing at the three main depots in Whittington, Shrewsbury and Craven Arms.

No jobs would be lost.

No timescale for the closures has been given.

A53 Roadworks 30 June 2021

Between Hopton Church Junction and the Espley Roundabout, by Airband Community Internet.

There will be two-way signals and delays are possible.

Coronavirus: Number of cases on the rise in Shropshire

During the seven-day period between 4-10 June:

  • 83 new cases reported
  • An increase of 167% on the previous week
  • The seven-day infection rate for Shropshire was 25.7 per 100,000
  • It was 55.7 for the West Midlands and 78.3 for England
  • 2 hospital beds were occupied by a COVID-19 patient
  • There were zero COVID-19-related deaths in a local hospital

The data also shows that the average age of people who have had a positive test in this timeframe is 32.

30.7% of cases were aged between 0 and 19, and 22% were 20-29. Meanwhile 5.7% of cases were 70+, showing a slight increase in the rate of cases in the older population.

A49 Closure 17-18 June 2021

The A49 will be closed from 09.30 on 17th June to 16.00 on 18th June between Grinshill junction and Lee Brockhurst junction for the urgent repair of carriageway defects.

There is the usual A41/A53 proposed diversion route.

Do take care.

COVID-19 cases increase 34% locally during week 28 May-3 June 2021

During the seven-day period between 28 May and 3 June 2021:

  • 31 new cases reported
  • An increase of 34.7% on the previous week
  • The seven-day infection rate for Shropshire was 9.6 per 100,000
  • It was 31.7 for the West Midlands and 43.8 for England
  • 1 hospital bed was occupied by a COVID-19 patient
  • There were zero COVID-19-related deaths in a local hospital
COVID-19 cases locally 28 May - 3 June infographic 2021

Further information

  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test result please do not leave your home and self-isolate immediately. For more guidance click here
  • People without symptoms of COVID-19 should test twice a week – find out more here
  • The NHS will contact you when your vaccination is ready or to find out if you are already eligible click here
  • Indoor gatherings are limited to 6 people or 2 households
  • Face masks should be worn in indoor settings unless you are exempt
  • Remain cautious when meeting with people outside your bubble
  • Follow the hands-face-space-fresh air guidance
  • Continue to work from home if you can
  • You should continue to follow the guidance even if you have been vaccinated.

More Roadworks …

A41 11th June from Sweet Appletree Crossroads to the Ternhill roundabout. There will be two-way traffic signals and delays are possible.

A442 11th-15th June from the Wrekin District Council boundary to Radmoor Crossroads. There will be two-way signals and delays are possible.

A41 Roadworks 4-8 June 2021

There will be roadworks on the A41 between Sweet Appletree Crossroads and the Ternhill Roundabout.

Multi-way traffic signals mean delays are inevitable.