Bridge works planned during road closures to minimise disruption on Bridgnorth bypass
Maintenance and bridge inspection works will coincide with 24-hour road closures to minimise future delays to motorists travelling along a major bypass, Shropshire Council has said.
Drivers are facing disruption this week as roundabouts along the A458 Bridgnorth bypass close for resurfacing work.
The Ludlow Road and Kidderminster Road roundabouts are involved in a series of 24-hour road closures starting today and ending on Thursday.
Shropshire Council says the closures are expected to cause severe delays.
Shropshire Council spokesman Gareth Proffitt said: "24-hour closures are required to allow the surfacing material sufficient time to be installed and cured before it carries traffic, this is to ensure long-term durability.
"It is expected that these closures will cause significant delays throughout the days, but particularly at peak times.
"We apologise for this.
"We advise motorists to seek alternative routes where possible."
However, the council says Severn Valley Railway and Shropshire Council’s consultant WSP will also carry out maintenance works and bridge inspection works within the same time period in a bid to minimise any possible future delays to motorists.
The Kidderminster Road roundabout's west side will be closed until 6am tomorrow.
The A458 bypass between the Kidderminster Road roundabout and the Ludlow Road roundabout will also be closed for Severn Valley Railway bridge works and WSP bridge inspections.
Between 6am tomorrow and 6am on Wednesday, Ludlow Road roundabout's north side will be closed for resurfacing operations.
There will be no access onto the B4364 towards Bridgnorth town centre.
Ludlow Road roundabout's south side will be closed from 6am on Wednesday until 6am on Thursday.
There will be no access onto the B4364 towards Ludlow.
The A458 bypass between the Kidderminster Road Roundabout and the Ludlow Road Roundabout will be closed for bridge joint replacement works between 8pm and 6am, from tomorrow to September 27.
Diversions will be signposted.
The work on the A458 and the roundabout approaches between the A458/B4373 Wenlock Road junction and the Stourbridge Road roundabout is due to finish by November 10.
Works to the safety barriers, street lighting and drainage over the entire site have been ongoing.
These works will continue into the beginning of October during midweek daytime hours.
It will involve further periods where both the Ludlow Road Roundabout, the Kidderminster Road Roundabout and the Wenlock Road junction will be controlled by traffic signals.
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