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A41 roadworks now due to be finished on May 18

By Charlotte Bentley | Shifnal | Transport | Published:

Work to repair and widen part of the A41 has restarted in Shropshire after being put on hold due to coronavirus restrictions.

The A41 at Tong, where roadworks are once again being worked on. Photo: Google

The work to install a right Turn into Stanton Lane in Tong was originally due to be completed in March but was suspended when social distancing rules were introduced.

The scheme is the biggest of six currently being worked on by Shropshire Council as the authority spends £1.25 million on improving county roads.

The work, which will also see the road resurfaced and signage, drainage and lighting improved, is now due to be finished by May 18.

Other roads being worked on by the council include Weston Road in Morda near Oswestry, where a 30mph speed limit is being introduced, and the Column Roundabout next to the council's headquarters in Shrewsbury where temporary patches have been put in and the road has been marked.

Similar work has been carried out in Huffley Lane near Bomere Heath and in Sheriffhales, while a 50mph limit is being introduced on the A525 at Broughall, near Whitchurch..

Work to install signs highlighting the weight restriction on Bridge Road in Broseley was completed last week, while work to introduce a 40pmh limit on the A41 at Sandford was paused due to a crash leaving the bridge needing repairs.

Other planned schemes where work is yet to start include Sundorne Road in Shrewsbury, the B4176 Rabbit Run and several roads in Bridgnorth including Wolverhampton Road and the A456.

Steve Davenport, Shropshire Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "We're committed to repairing and maintaining our roads, and to improving road safety, and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to invest well over £1 million on this essential work.

"As well as improving our roads, and improving road safety, much of this work will also help to prevent potholes and other defects forming on these roads in the future, which is really good news."

Charlotte Bentley

By Charlotte Bentley
Community Reporter - @CharlotteB_Star

Community Reporter at the Shropshire Star, helping under-represented communities to find a voice in Shropshire and Mid Wales. Contact me at charlotte.bentley@shropshirestar.co.uk.

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