Tag: roadworks

Just in from Shropshire Council. The carriageway surfacing has been completed this afternoon (Friday) and after allowing for the curing of the deep excavations to take place the road will be reopened under two way signals prior to peak time traffic flow tomorrow morning (Saturday). On Sunday works will take place to replace the anti-skid surfacing under traffic lights and once this is completed the traffic management will be completely cleared Sunday afternoon.

This statement has been issued by Shropshire Council. Yesterday, the 722 ran as normal. That might change. There is extensive rat running on Squirrel Lane. Signs are in place to discourage this but they are being ignored. There have been several near misses. Trucks have become stuck. The edges of the road are being churned up. One resident was so fed up she lay in the road to protest!

Severn Trent closure of A4117 will halt buses and cut off communities for the next three days from this morning (updated)

This is a live story that will be updated as information comes in. R&B travel have just confirmed that the 292 service will be running from Ludlow to Kidderminster. It will be diverted via Knowbury and Caynham. Rocks Green will not be served. The 292 service will call at Henley Road on the way out of Ludlow and can call there by request on the way in. There might be delays but the drivers will do their best to keep to timetable. There was major pipe burst by the Rocks Green roundabout earlier this week. This is not the first. The pipework is clapped out after decades of neglect by Severn Trent Water. The company has never bothered one jot about how much disruption it causes for its works. It is now going to close the A4117 for three peak business days for its own convenience from 8am this morning….

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Shropshire Council’s highways contract with Kier is not hitting many of its performance targets. The council is making the usual excuses. The weather was bad. Err, welcome to Shropshire. It pleads there were teething problems with the contract. Keir has a turnover of £4.5 billion. Shropshire Council has a budget above half a billion. How come these giants struggle to introduce a highways contract that costs £21m a year? A whistleblower has submitted evidence that Shropshire Council does not properly monitor its highway contractors, Kier and WSP. The whistleblower, a Senior Quantity Surveyor who worked as a contractor for the council, said his complaints were not investigated. That’s a contravention of the council’s whistleblowing policy. Questions are to be asked in a council committee tomorrow. The quality of Shropshire’s highways affects everyone. In 2018/19, 12% of the county’s B and C roads needed maintenance, well above the national average of…

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