Dodgy pedestrian crossing between Aldi and Tesco on Station Drive is to be fixed

Thank you everyone who has reported the problem with the pedestrian controlled lights outside Aldi on Station Drive. This is a busy crossing that links our two supermarkets together.

But it hasn’t operated properly for several weeks. Previously the lights changed fairly quickly and people got used to that. Now, they take around fifteen seconds to change. The problem has been caused by roadworks by Western Power Distribution last year disrupting sensors. Shropshire Council says it is going to get it fixed as a priority.

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Ludlow’s Corve Street to be properly resurfaced in February with three Sunday closures

Corve Street was resurfaced by Shropshire Council’s former contractors, Ringway, in 2017. It was a very poor quality job that began to fail within weeks. It was immediately clear that the road would have be resurfaced. That work will now take place on three consecutive Sundays, 10th, 17th and 24th February. The work is timed to be least damaging to local trade, the visitor economy and buses.

I am glad this work is going ahead. It will be disruptive but Corve Street will be much the better for it.

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Sheet Road will NOT be closed for four weeks from Sunday (updated)

Council’s contractors have erected signs along Sheet Road stating:

“Shropshire. Council Road Closed 28/10/18 for 4 Weeks. No Parking. 09.30-16:00”

This is nonsense. The road will be partly closed on 29 and 30 October. Four-way lights will operate on 31 October. Highways managers have issued instructions for the signs to be replaced.

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A49 to close overnight at Onibury this Thursday and possibly Friday

News in this afternoon from Keir, the contractors that maintain the A49 for Highways England. The A49 will be closed at Onibury on Thursday night, 22 February, from 9pm until 6am. This is for emergency repairs to the road bridge over the Onny. Keir hope to complete the work in one night. If not, the A49 will also be closed from 9pm until 6am on Friday night.

The official diversion from the south is from Woofferton to Bridgnorth and then up to Bayston Hill at Shrewsbury.

Severn Trent to replace water pipes along A49 between Ludlow & Bromfield in January (updated)

The company is planning to replace two kilometres of water pipes between Ludlow Food Centre and finish near Felton Farm. The work will start on 9 January and continue for 5 months. A drop-in session will take place in the Board Room at The Clive near Ludlow Food Centre on Wednesday 13 December between 3pm and 7pm.

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