Road improvement works continue in 14 locations across Shropshire

Improvements are being made to two more roads in the Whitchurch area of Shropshire as part of plans by Shropshire County Council to carry out work on 14 different locations across the county.

This includes work on the A41 and A525. The programme– funded through integrated transport capital funding – includes resurfacing, new speed limits, new signage, new road markings and more, and represents a significant investment by the council in improving the county’s roads.

On the A41 at Sandford, Prees, south of Whitchurch, a 40mph speed limit will be implemented through the village with improvements to traffic signs and replacement of the existing Vehicle Activated Signs.

And at Broughall A525, east of Whitchurch a 50mph speed limit will be implemented from the B5398 Waymills Roundabout to the eastern extents of the village, with improved signage and Vehicle Activated Signs.

Steve Davenport, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways and transport, said he was delighted to be able invest the county’s roads.

“We’re committed to repairing and maintaining our roads, and to improving road safety, and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to invest well over £1million on this essential work that will help to make roads safer across the county,” he said.

“The pandemic has meant that it hasn’t been an easy year for carrying out such an extensive programme of work, but good progress has been made, the majority of work has now been completed, and we’re well on track to complete the programme in the coming weeks.”

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