Next phase of A529 safety work in Shropshire well underway

The sixth phase of work to improve safety on the A529 near Market Drayton is well underway, with the next phase due to begin next month.

The next, seventh, stage of work is set to be carried out between 15 June and 3 July at the Gingerbread Man roundabout.

The current phase of work includes road surfacing; cutting back of vegetation at signage locations; kerbing to Pell Wall Bank western verge; new road markings; new signs and posts; installation of VAS signs; new road markings; drainage work, and new footways.

During the above times, signed diversions will be in place and businesses will be open as normal. Access to residential and business properties within the closure will be maintained.

The work is being carried out as part of the Government-funded A529 Safer Road Fund scheme to improve safety between Hinstock and Audlem. Work began in October 2019 and has involved various safety improvement measures at key locations – including Mount Pleasant crossroads.

Richard Marshall, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways, said: “The award of this Department for Transport funding has already enabled us to carry out essential and much-needed safety work and reduce risk of injury or accident on the A529 – and the work has had a huge impact on safety. I’m pleased that this next phase of work is now being carried out and I thank people for their understanding while the road is closed.”

The Safer Road Fund work on the A529 is being carried out by Kier, supervised by WSP and project managed by Shropshire Council.


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