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Roadworks and one way system on New Road extended until 20 November – Sandpits 24 December

In my previous article, I explained that the roadworks have encountered difficulties drilling through the Tilestone in the Raglan Mudstone formation. The work is being undertaken by Amey on behalf of Seven Trent Water. Contractors will be on site and New Road will remain one way until 20 November after which two way traffic will be reinstated until 4 January. Work on Sandpits Road will continue until 24 December and resume on 4 January. There is now no completion date for either set of works.

Roadworks on New Road and Sandpits will break for Christmas and resume in the New Year

The £1.3 million plus scheme to replace the sewerage pipes on New Road and Sandpits Road is will not be complete this year. However, work on New Road will be suspended on 9 November until the second week of January. The road will be returned to two-way traffic when the works are suspended. In the New Year, Seven Trent Water’s contractor, Amey will mole drill under Gravel Hill to connect the New Road pipe with the work on Sandpits. Work on replacing utility services on Sandpits Road will continue beyond 9 November but will be suspended for the holiday season.

Calling residents and employees of Burway Lane and Parys Road – you are going to get your roads resurfaced and you might not like it (updated)

Update 22 July: The work on Parys Road and Burway is underway. Many of the major faults have been ground out and patched. Final surfacing is awaited. The date for completion of the works has been extended until the end of July. There has not been much notice of the work on Burway Lane. It could begin as early as Sunday. Resurfacing of Parys Road is scheduled for 19 July to 25 July. The work on both roads will involve laying a bituminous binder. Grit will be rolled into this and further worked in by vehicles in under 20mph restrictions. This was the technique used on Dinham and Linney. No one seems impressed by the quality of work on those roads or the necessity for doing it. And of course, this technique leads to grit being sprayed onto pavements and against vehicles. Cyclists hate it. Parys Road doesn’t need resurfacing along its length. It needs rebuilding from Sheet Road to Tollgate Road. This is the 150-metre stretch where HGVs are pummelling the road to breaking point. The road need grinding down and relaying, not resurfacing over the cracks and bumps.

Temeside to be closed near former gasworks for a month from 20 July for essential gas mains work

We are enduring a summer of road closures. King Street will remain closed for the foreseeable future on Fridays and Saturdays between 10am and 3pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Julian Road is closed at present for urgent repairs to a sewer that has created a small sinkhole. While that road is closed, the nine-month closure of Sandpits Road for a complete renewal of all utilities can’t begin. This is expected to get underway on Thursday. Coming up next Monday, we have the closure of Temeside for gas main works. This will be a 24-hour road closure between Weeping Cross and Old Street. It is scheduled for four weeks ending 14 August.

It’s a farce – Shropshire Council’s Norwich crew closes Ludlow roads for unnecessary work on ‘Super Saturday’

Yesterday, contractors drove 200 miles from Norwich to resurface Dinham and Linney. That’s despite the council’s commitment to using local contractors and to becoming carbon neutral. The works also began on a day when King Street was closed and pubs and cafes reopened. The work was four days later than scheduled. No one in Shirehall seemed to know this was happening. Or of they did, they didn’t care about the disruption to traffic and trade on the most important day for Ludlow this year. This work was not necessary. The residents of Dinham and Linney don’t think the work should have been done. But a mile away, Parys Road is collapsing. The recent patching on this road will not survive next winter. This problem is not about broken roads. It is about a broken highways operation in Shropshire Council. The council has embarrassed itself this weekend. But I don’t think it cares so much as a pothole.

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