Emergency gas works cause tailbacks through Shrewsbury

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

Traffic was tailing back through the heart of Shrewsbury today as one of the main roads has been closed off for urgent gas work.

Claremont Bank was closed to through traffic today and will remain closed on Friday while Cadent Gas complete emergency gas works in the area.

The work involves the closure of Town Walls from the bottom of Wyle Cop through to Bridge Street. Whilst the closure is in place a signed diversion is in place and Cadent has traffic management operatives on site to assist with traffic movement.

Access will be maintained up to the ‘hard closure point’ near St John’s Hill.

Initial work was carried out last Sunday to investigate a gas escape. A further closure is now required after Cadent found that some gas services to nearby properties need to be replaced.

Phase two of the Town Walls to Claremont Bank enhancement work is currently under way between Murivance and Lower Claremont Bank. The work is being carried out as part of the Shrewsbury Integrated Transport Package (SITP).

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.


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