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A5 Night Closure on Shrewsbury By-Pass 28th Aug - 6th Sept

August 11, 2018 2:29 PM

Dear All

For those of you who might be coming home after 9pm in the evening and using the A5 - Highways England are replacing the lighting on the roundabout with the B4386 and the A5 and also the roundabout to Welshpool. Part of their letter to residents is below but the full version and maps are attached above. Closure is between the Edgebold roundabout and the Chuncote roundabout. Using the A488 to Bishops Castle appears to be ok.


Letter from contractor:

Dear Resident

Woodcote Roundabout Street Lighting Renewal

I am writing to let you know that we are planning to carry out the replacement of the

lighting lamps and columns at Woodcote roundabout. The existing lighting has exceeded

its expected lifespan and had failed its safety testing. This meant that we were forced to

turn off the lights which led to enquiries that the roundabout was difficult to approach in the


Doing this work will provide a number of benefits, the new lighting will be more

efficient as it uses less energy reducing light pollution. The roundabout will also be lit

to current standards and will reduce the need for maintenance, therefore reducing

disruption to the customer. This work is part of Highways England's continuing

investment in the network within Shropshire.

When will this work take place?

The work will take place from Tuesday 28 August to Saturday 6 October. To minimise

disruption, we'll carry out the work overnight 9pm to 6am Monday to Friday (Saturday


Please note that all our planned roadworks are subject to change due to weather

conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

How will it affect traffic?

We'll need the following full overnight closures of the A5 between Edgbold roundabout and

Churncote roundabout:

Southbound, 3 September - 15 September (Weekday nights only)

Northbound, 17 September - 6 October (weekday nights only)

This can be viewed on our website at http://roads.highways.gov.uk/ or www.roadworks.org

Find out more

If you've any questions, or if you would like to know about our work please contact us on

0300 123 5000 or email info@highwaysengland.co.uk. Or you can visit our website at


I would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption you may

experience during this work. Every effort will be made to manage noise levels and

additional lighting carefully, to minimise the local impact.