Shropshire Star

Ironbridge Gorge road prone to landslips will close next week for six months

One of the main roads into the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site is closing next Monday for six months so a wall prone to landslips can be shored up.

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Jiggers Bank. Photo: Telford & Wrekin Council

The 26-week closure of Jiggers Bank, Coalbrookdale has been vulnerable to landslips and is in need of repair.

During the road closure, all traffic will be diverted via the Buildwas bypass for 26 weeks, although Telford & Wrekin Council stressed that all businesses, museums and attractions will be open as usual with completion anticipated in the spring.

Jiggers Bank. Photo: Telford & Wrekin Council

The council says much of the work will not be visible to the public and will include the removal of sections of wall, installation of support rock anchors with areas rebuilt and joints re-pointed or pressure grouted. There are also several brick arches at the base which will also be stabilised and repaired.