Ludlow road to close for six months for sewer work

By Dominic Robertson | Ludlow | Transport | Published:

A Ludlow road is set to be closed for the next six months while work to upgrade sewers takes place.

The work will last for six months

Sandpits Road will be closed between the junctions of Julian Road and Henley Road for around six months from tomorrow, while Severn Trent Water and its contractor Amey carry out the work along Sandpits Road and New Road.

The work is to provide flood alleviation to both the road and nearby properties within the Whitefriars estate, which suffer from flooding during spells of heavy rainfall.

Shropshire Council said there will be no through-road access during the work and a signposted diversion route will be in place.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times, as will access to properties and businesses and for emergency services – although the access point may change depending on where Severn Trent are working as the project progresses.

Work will then be carried out on New Road from September or October 2020 – depending on the progress of the scheme – for approximately three months.

A spokesman for the council said: "During this time a lane closure and one-way system will be in place – allowing traffic coming from Fishmore Road to Gravel Hill. There will be a signposted diversion route for traffic coming the opposite direction.

"In order to safely carry out these works, Severn Trent need other statutory undertakers (Western Power, Cadent Gas and Openreach) to divert their assets out of the footprint of the proposed sewerage improvement works. Severn Trent Water and Amey are working collaboratively with all parties to ensure a seamless delivery programme – minimising delay and disruption where possible."


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