Major carriageway maintenance scheme to take place on section of A442 in Telford

A major carriageway maintenance scheme is set to get underway on the southbound section off the A442 in Telford next month.

Work will include resurfacing and reconstruction of the road.  Photo: Telford & Wrekin Council
Work will include resurfacing and reconstruction of the road. Photo: Telford & Wrekin Council

Work will include resurfacing and reconstruction of the road, drainage system replacement, kerbline replacement, barrier repairs, bridge deck repairs and waterproofing, road markings and cats eye reinstatements.

The scheme on the A442 southbound between Randlay Interchange and Stirchley Interchange is planned to start on March 1 with a one night road closure to install a contraflow system.

This will allow two way traffic to run on the northbound carriageway, there will be a few weeks of preparatory works to construct the cross over points during the night prior to main scheme starting.

The contraflow system will be in place from the early hours of March 2 and will likely be in place until early June.

The works will be completed by the council’s highways contractor Balfour Beatty.

Councillor Richard Overton, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet lead for traffic management, said: “Over the past ten years, minor works have been undertaken on this section in order to extend the life of the carriageway in the most economic way possible.

“However recurring potholes and failures have been appearing with increasing frequency and severity and it is no longer economically viable or safe to continue to maintain the carriageway in this way.

“Our highways engineers have been investigating the causes of these failures and there is evidence that there are severe structural issues which need to be addressed in order to provide a long life solution.

“Funding has been secured from the council’s Pride In Our Community investment programme.

“Between 2018 and 2022, we are investing more than £50m in creating a better borough with improvements to roads, footpaths, street lights, road signs, highways structures and green spaces.

“This major scheme will include resurfacing of both lanes of a one kilometre section of the southbound dual carriageway along with full depth reconstruction of a 500 metre section and 750 metre of foundation drainage and kerbing.

“The depth of the carriageway and drainage works being undertaken means there is no choice other than to fully close the southbound section for the duration of the works.

“However we have worked closely with Balfour Beatty Living Places and their sub contractors to design a solution which minimises the impact as much as possible. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.”

Prior to the main works beginning, there will be two weeks of night time lane restrictions to enable the construction of crossover points. These will enable the contraflow system to be put into operation for the duration of the main works.

This will prevent any requirement for a lengthy diversion, which could significantly impact the local road network. However, it will mean the closure of the southbound on the slip at Randlay Interchange and the northbound off slip at Stirchley Interchange.

While the southbound carriageway is closed, Telford & Wrekin Council plans to carry out additional works including resurfacing of the Stirchley Interchange southbound off-slip, water proofing of the bridge structure over Naird Lane and inspection works on the concrete bridge structure at both Randlay and Stirchley Interchange

Supporting Shropshire Live...
Shropshire Live
Shropshire Live has been providing Shropshire with independent news and entertainment since 2009. Send us your news to or call 01743 818 095. For advertising information call Fiona on 01743 816 817.
- Advertising -
A severe flood warning is in place for the River Teme at Ludlow. Image: Environment Agency

Shropshire Flooding: Severe flood warning issued for River Teme at Ludlow

A severe flood warning has been issued for the River Teme in Ludlow, meaning there's a danger to life.
Flood barriers being deployed in Ironbridge. Photo: Telford & Wrekin Council

Shropshire Flooding: Flood barriers go up in Ironbridge

The Environment Agency is deploying flood barriers in Ironbridge as the River Severn rises following Storm Dennis.
Flooding closed the M54 westbound for a time overnight. Photo: @OPUShropshire

Storm Dennis brings heavy rain and flooding to Shropshire

Motorists are being urged to take care when driving and not take unnecessary risks as Storm Dennis leads to flooded roads across Shropshire.

Match Report: Portsmouth 2 – 0 Shrewsbury Town

Shrewsbury Town are now winless in ten as they succumb to a 2-0 defeat against Portsmouth at Fratton Park.

Match Preview: Portsmouth v Shrewsbury Town

Sam Ricketts is facing mounting pressure to improve Shrewsbury Town’s woeful league form as they travel to promotion chasing Portsmouth.
Rob Rue, a regular member of the Shropshire county side, is thrilled to have been selected to play tennis for Wales in May

Shropshire tennis ace Rob’s delight at being selected to represent Wales

Shropshire tennis ace Rob Rue insists he’s “absolutely thrilled” to have received his first international call up from Wales.
- Advertising -
Charlotte Clode, Lawyer of the Year

Shropshire law firm partner scoops Lawyer of the Year award

A partner at a Shropshire law firm has been crowned Lawyer of the Year in a nationwide awards scheme that celebrates the cream of the country’s legal talent.
From left, Naomi Atkin (Lingen Davies Cancer Fund), Claire Moore (Peakes Travel Elite), Andy Lawrence (Hometyre), Diane Brown (Thomas Consulting), Steff Henson (Sixticks), and Dave Williams (Henshalls)

Henshalls back Lingen Davies Cancer Fund colour run

Insurance experts at Henshalls are backing the second Lingen Davies Cancer Fund colour run – in more ways than one.
The Turas team left to right James Thatcher, Andrea Logan-Watson, Helen Columb, Gemma Hartshorn, Joyce Renhard, Kelly Parry and Vicki Evans

New name for Shropshire accountancy company

A Shropshire accountancy company has been relaunched with a new name to reflect its widening package of client services.
Nicky Marcar from Salon Ten

Shropshire stylist at New York Fashion Week

A Shropshire hairdresser is jetting off across the Atlantic to style top catwalk models at New York Fashion Week.
An aerial view of Leighton Park in Shrewsbury

Grand development of Victorian site in Shrewsbury almost complete

After four years of redevelopment and renovation, the transformation of a derelict former Victorian hospital in Shrewsbury into luxury apartments and houses is close to completion.
Dave Courteen, the managing director of The Shrewsbury Club, with the tennis ball sponsored by Citroen, which will be part of the Shrewsbury Tennis Ball Trail around the town centre. Photo: Richard Dawson Photography

Shrewsbury Tennis Ball Trail counts down to top women’s tournament

A family tennis ball trail is being served up in Shrewsbury to countdown to the return of top international tennis to the town.
- Advertising -

Tickets go on sale for Telford panto

Following another record-breaking season, tickets have gone on sale for this year's pantomime at The Place in Telford.
Shrek the Musical was performed by Get Your Wigle On at Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn

Review: Shrek the Musical at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn

Local musical theatre company Get Your Wigle On last week pulled out all the stops to bring Shrek the Musical to Theatre Severn.
Shropshire Kids Festival returns to the Telford International Centre in April

Shropshire Kids Festival returns to Telford International Centre

Shropshire Kids Festival is back at the Telford International Centre on the 10th and 11th April 2020.
Adam Purnell, known as the Shropshire Lad will be demonstrating his unique cooking skills at Frestival in May. Photo: Jamie Ricketts

Star of Channel 4 show to headline Shropshire festival

The star of Channel 4 cookery programme Crazy Delicious will be headlining at a Shropshire festival specialising in free-from foods and those suffering with allergies.
Phil is a chef, presenter and cookery book author

Phil Vickery to headline Shrewsbury Flower Show’s culinary stage

Phil Vickery, one of the nation’s favourite TV chefs, has been unveiled as the headline attraction for Shrewsbury Flower Show’s culinary stage this year.
Head chef of The Old Vicarage Gavin Allen (centre) and his team

Shropshire hotel backs the full English breakfast despite poll showing its decline

The full English breakfast has been backed by a Shropshire hotel and brasserie despite a recent poll suggesting the fry-up could be on its way out.
- Advertisment -


broken clouds
6.1 ° C
7.8 °
3.9 °
65 %
62 %
5 °
7 °
7 °
7 °
9 °
- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -

Latest Articles

- Advertisment -