There barely seems a moment when the A49 is not affected by roadworks. Keir, working for Highways England, will start the latest round on 25 April with the aim of completing the work by 17 June.

Update: The commencement of these works has been delayed until 3 May. The aim is still to finish by 17 June.

The work will include refurbishing existing traffic signals, which have reached the end of their serviceable life. The new lights will be LED lit to improve visibility, reducing the need for future maintenance and increasing energy efficiency. The road will also be resurfaced, including increasing the roads surface friction, and replacing the road markings and road studs. For a while there will be a temporary road surface in place. The completed work will provide a smoother surface and safer road, including clearer road markings. Repairs to the footpath and kerb will also take place following issues with localised flooding.

The work will begin on Monday 25 April 2022 and is expected to be completed on Friday 17 June 2022. It will be carried out overnight and sections of the road will be closed between 8pm and 6am Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays. The official diversions are up to 60km (37 miles) long but regular drivers will know the local routes for lighter vehicles.  

There will be phases of closures of the A49:

Phase 1. 25 April to 11 May 2022: Full closure of the A49 from Back Lane to the A49/B4368 Clun Road roundabout.

Phase 2. 12 May to 20 May 2022: Full closure of the A49, south of the A49/B4368 roundabout near Stokesay to the A49/A489 junction.

Phase 3. 23 May to 17 June 2022: Full closure of the A49 from the A49/B4368 Corvedale Road roundabout to the A49 at Gates Lane.

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