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Resurfacing work to be carried out on Sutton Park roundabout in Shrewsbury

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Road users in Shrewsbury are being advised of potential disruption between Monday 10 April and Friday 5 May 2017 as resurfacing work is carried out at Sutton Park roundabout as part of the Shrewsbury Integrated Transport Package (SITP).

Work will begin on 10 April under lane closures, then from 18 April to 5 May resurfacing work will be carried out overnight, between 8pm and 6am. During these times the roundabout and Pritchard Way/Hazledine Way (A5112) will be closed and a diversion route will be in place – along Wenlock Road and Oteley Road. Access to Whitecroft Road from the roundabout will be maintained under two-way traffic lights. Access to Sutton Lane and adjoining roads will be provided via Reabrook Avenue/Adams Ridge.

Under the SITP work will be carried out throughout 2017 to improve five major junctions including Meole Brace Roundabout, Sutton Park Roundabout, Reabrook Roundabout, English Bridge Gyratory, and Longden Coleham – including improved crossings at many of these junctions.

Work at Meole Brace roundabout is due to be completed in spring 2017.

Steve Brown, highways, transport and environmental maintenance manager with Shropshire Council, said:

“We appreciate that this work will cause some disruption and inconvenience to road users but we’re aiming to minimise this by carrying out the resurfacing work overnight and ensuring that access to Whitecroft Road is maintained. We ask people to bear with us while this important work is carried out as it will lead to significant improvements at the roundabout, and is an important part of the SITP work.”

The SITP aims to encourage drivers to use the ‘inner bypass’ for trips across the town, rather than using routes through the town centre. It is anticipated that it will lead to improved journey times and journey time reliability.

Under the Package a number of improvements are also planned for Shrewsbury town centre to make it more attractive and appealing for pedestrians, and to make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to access the town centre and find their way around.

For more information about the Shrewsbury Integrated Transport Package, click here to visit the Shropshire Council website.

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