Six sections of Shrewsbury's Pride Hill cordoned off for 'essential gas maintenance'

By Jordan Reynolds | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

Six sections of one of Shrewsbury’s main shopping streets have been cordoned off for “essential gas maintenance”.

Cadent Gas has begun work on Pride Hill which will last for more than a month.

The work is to replace old iron gas mains with “more durable” plastic pipes.

The company said: “This is to ensure we continue to provide safe and reliable gas supplies to local businesses and residents.”

Parts of the work will finish by March 13, while other parts will continue until April 13, after starting last month. The whole street was closed from 8pm on Sunday to 5am yesterday.

It comes as motorists faced further delays on another town centre road after works overran their expected completion date. Shropshire Council announced last week that work on Wyle Cop would be delayed for a further two weeks due to the weather.

Freezing temperatures and snowfall hampered progress and overnight resurfacing work could not be completed.

It is now expected the work, which forms part of the £12 million Shrewsbury Integrated Transport Package, will finish in the middle of this month.

Elsewhere in the county, a scheme has begun to improve an accident blackspot on a major trunk road.

Drivers could see up to five months of disruption as Highways England starts work to install ‘smart’ traffic lights and construct filter lanes on the Maesbury Road junction on the A483, near Oswestry.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Reporter for the Shropshire Star covering Shrewsbury and the surrounding areas.


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