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Third time lucky: Vow to get Mile End roundabout revamp right this time

By Jonny Drury | Oswestry | Transport | Published:

Improvements to one of the county’s busiest roundabouts will be “done properly” this time, according to a leading councillor.

Mile End roundabout, pictured after a £4 million revamp in 2014

Earlier this month £9.3 million of funding to sort out problems at two roundabouts, including Mile End near Oswestry, was signed off.

Months of work has been going on behind the scenes to sort the roundabout out for a third time.

Near-misses are a regular occurrence on the roundabout, which is on the main link road from North Wales into Powys where the A5 meets the A483.

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The island was rebuilt at a cost of £4 million in 2014 and the road markings had to be redrawn in 2018 after complaints that the roundabout's layout was confusing.

Shropshire Council’s deputy leader Steve Charmley said: “We have got to get it right this time and I am confident that we will get it right.

"You still see the issues, the build-up and the problems on the roundabout.

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“There has been a lot of planning that has gone into it and it is time that we got it right and done properly, and I hope that we will.

"The plans will be revealed in the next couple of weeks, and the money needs to be spent by 2022 so work will be done before then."

Councillor Charmley added: “It will be a massive help, not least for weekends, like this bank holiday, and will help traffic flow.

"It will also have a knock-on impact on Wrexham, North Wales and Shrewsbury.”

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury
@JonnyDrury_Star

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.

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