Shropshire Council has issued an update on the closure of the A4117. Officers say they are concentrating on trying sort out the traffic jam on Squirrel Lane. The roadworks should end by midday tomorrow.
As an update – the feedback from site is that the repair is progressing well and, barring any further unforeseen circumstances, works are still scheduled to complete and the A4117 re-opened by midmorning tomorrow.
The focus today has been attempting to further mitigate the issues with traffic using Squirrel Lane as a cut-through.
We have requested that STW’s traffic management operatives review the existing signing stating “ROAD CLOSED – ACCESS TO FRONTAGES ONLY” at either end of the lane and look to provide a more robust arrangement, including a barrier system and a physical presence during working hours to deter traffic using this as a through route – whilst maintaining the required access for residents, businesses and emergency vehicles.
The “One Network” mapping system has now updated to show that Squirrel Lane is “CLOSED – ACCESS ONLY” and a signed diversion in place.