Shropshire Star

Key Shropshire road to close for roadworks in election week - but voters will be allowed through

Roadworks planned for a key road in Shifnal will not stop you getting to the polling station on election day, says Shropshire Council.

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Haughton Road is one of more than 60 stretches of road in the county set to be resurfaced in the 2024/25 financial year, as Shropshire Council continues its programme of work on county’s roads.

Haughton Road, Shifnal is to be resurfaced from Tuesday, July 2 to Monday, July 8, including General Election polling day, July 4.

Work will take place between 9.30am and 4pm each day, and the road will be closed during these times.

The council says access will be maintained for people voting on July 4.

Others who will be able to get through are local residents who live and reside within the road closure, businesses located within the closure (if applicable), pedestrians, dismounted cyclists and equestrians and emergency vehicles.

During the closures a signed diversion will be place – and access/egress for properties and businesses within the closure will be maintained when safe to do so.

Depending on their vehicle type, road users may be able to choose an alternative diversion route.

People are asked not to park on the road during the day whilst the work is in progress.

All planned roadworks are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. Any changes will be displayed on the yellow advanced warning signs and on