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Part of A41 to be shut for three days with diversion in place

A stretch of the A41 near Tern Hill will be closed for up to three days to prepare the road for surface dressing.

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A diversion will be put in place via Hinstock and Market Drayton from Monday, December 11, to Wednesday, December 13 from 9.30am to 4pm each day.

During the work the road will be closed between the 40mph sign and the de-restriction sign at Tern Hill.

Shropshire Council says that the diversion will maintain its A-road classification but drivers may be able to choose their own shorter diversion route depending on their own vehicles.

A council spokesperson said: "Access to properties within the closure will be maintained when safe to do so. Staff onsite will be able to assist with access."

A signed diversion route will be in place maintaining A-road classification. Depending on people’s vehicle type they may be able to choose their own shorter diversion route.

"Signs will be erected on the road before starting the work, and the work will be completed as quickly as possible."

The council also points out that all planned roadworks are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Any changes will be displayed on the yellow advanced warning signs and on the One Network website.

During the work access to the works area will be restricted to:

  • Essential highway personnel

  • Residents who live within the road closure

  • Businesses located within the closure

  • Pedestrians, dismounted cyclists and equestrians

  • Emergency service vehicles