Roads near Wem and Ellesmere will benefit from roadworks which will be taking place next month.

Three multihog machines will be tackling potholes and other defects in the roads in July.

Between July 4 and July 8, the section of the A528 between Cockshutt and Harmer Hill will be repaired and from July 26 to July 29 the section of the A495 between Whittington and Ellesmere will be repaired.

All the dates for repairs in north Shropshire:

  • 4 to 8 July – A528 Cockshutt to Harmer Hill
  • 11 to 12 July – A51 Nantwich Road ,Woore
  • 13 to 16 July – Wolfhead island to the Avenue
  • 18 to 21 July – Queens Head to the Go Kart, Rednal
  • 22 July – Trefonen Villiage Hall entrance
  • 26 to 29 July – A495 Whittington to Ellesmere

Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for highways, said the multihogs helped with the work.

He added: "The Multihog is a hugely important part of our work to tackle potholes and improve the county’s roads.

"It’s a really important part of our strategy to deliver meaningful repairs to roads across Shropshire, and make them safer for all road users."

Since April 2021, more than 32,000 potholes have been repaired across the Shropshire County area.

The unitary authority is running an annual resurfacing and surface dressing programme to improve the county's roads and prevent potholes from forming in the first place.

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