Road closing for a week for work on Shrewsbury's Meole Brace roundabout

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A road in Shrewsbury was due to close from today as the next phase of work on Meole Brace roundabout gets underway.

The Roman Road approach to the island will be closed for 24 hours a day for about a week to allow more work to be carried out.

Meole Brace roundabout is undergoing major reconstruction as part of the £12 million Shrewsbury Integrated Transport Package (SITP).

The closure will allow for the full reconstruction of a section of road leading on to the roundabout and for further improvements to the signalised junction between Roman Road and Hereford Road.

Shropshire Council hopes to have the work completed before Shrewsbury Town play Southend on April 22 and schools return on April 24.

The Shrewsbury Integrated Transport Package will see a new link road and shared-use pathway through the Meole Brace roundabout and upgrade the traffic signals.

Under the SITP, work will be carried out throughout 2017 to improve five major junctions including Meole Brace roundabout, Sutton Park roundabout, Reabrook roundabout, English Bridge gyratory and Longden Coleham.

The work at Meole Brace roundabout is due to be completed in spring 2017.

Also as part of the SITP, Sutton Park roundabout will be closed between 8pm and 6am from today to May 5 to allow resurfacing work to take place.

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