Drivers told to expect delays as work starts in Market Drayton

By Rob Smith | Market Drayton | Transport | Published:

Drivers in and around Market Drayton face major disruption as the A53 around the town will be closed intermittently, day and night.

The road will be closed completely for periods of two or three days at a time so that new road studs can be installed between the Tern Hill roundabout southwest of the town and the roundabout at the north entrance, named after the nearby Gingerbread Man.

The road between the Tern Hill and Muller roundabouts will be shut overnight on May 23 from 8pm to 6am so that studs can be removed.

It will then close during the daytime on May 30, May 31 and June 1, between 9.30am and 4pm.

This is so the road surface can be dressed for the replacement studs.

On the nights of June 6 and 7 that stretch of the road will close from 8pm to 6am for the stud replacement and lining works.


Between the Muller and Gingerbread Man roundabouts at the westernmost and northernmost entrances to the town, the road will be shut from 8pm on May 24 to 6am the next day for stud removal.

The road will then shut again between 9.30am and 4pm on May 30, May 31 and June 1 for surface dressing work.


It will close again for the replacement and lining to be carried out between 8pm and 6am on the nights of June 10 and 11.

Market Drayton’s fire station advised that there will be a diversion route, suitable for HGVs, using the A529 between Market Drayton and Audlem, the A525 between there and Whitchurch and the A41 between Whitchurch and Tern Hill.

This route will add about 30 minutes on to the journey between the Gingerbread Man and Tern Hill.

Drivers were told to expect delays on the diversion and allow extra time.

Rob Smith

By Rob Smith

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based at Ketley in Telford.


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