IMPROVEMENTS on two roads near Whitchurch is underway as part of a £1.25m programme of work being carried out this year by Shropshire Council and its contractors.

In total, work is being carried out at 14 different locations across the county between April 2020 and March 2021, including in the A41 and A525 near Whitchurch.

The programme of work – 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.

Under the programme of work the schemes are due to be carried out before the end of the financial year in March 2021, with dates to be confirmed.

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.”