Week of overnight closures on the A5 in Shropshire

By Sue Austin | Oswestry | News | Published:

Overnight road closures will continue along the A5 in Shropshire next week.

Highways England says another stretch of the trunk road travelling north will be disrupted every night between 9pm and 6am starting on Monday until October 19.

It will include stretches of the road between the A458 junction on the north west of the Shrewsbury bypass to the Oswestry bypass.

The closures are part of a wider scheme of resurfacing, sign replacement and general maintenance along the road.

This includes a 40mph speed restriction along the Oswestry bypass.

Diversions will be in place for motorists around the area. A spokesman for the Highways Agency, Richard Gulliver, said: “In the Oswestry area diversion routes will be via the A458 and the A483 and along the B5009 and the A495.”

He said that vehicles being used by the emergency services and also by the special forces will be exempt from the speed limit. For information visit Highways England website.

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
Chief Reporter

Chief reporter of the Oswestry/Mid Wales office. Keen to hear your news.


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