ROADS in and around Whitchurch will benefit from work to improve the state of the country's highways. 

More than 60 stretches of roads across Shropshire will be treated in May and June, this year, as part of Shropshire Council's annual road surface redressing.

Surface dressing is a quick, efficient and cost-effective way of preventing potholes,maintaining skid-resistance and waterproofing road surfaces.

Shropshire Council's Cabinet member for highways, Councillor Richard Marshall spoke about how important it would be this winter.


He said: "As well as improving and protecting our roads, this important programme of work plays a crucial role in helping to prevent potholes and other defects forming in the future.

"Pothole treatment is very much about prevention as well as cure and this is one important way that we can aim to prevent potholes forming next winter."

The work forms part of the unitary authority's maintenance programme and is being carried out alongside other preventative and reactive maintenance work.

Shropshire Council warned that the works would lead to temporary inconveniences for motorists.

A spokesperson said: "Due to the limited width of the majority of identified roads, over 90 per cent of the sites will unfortunately require a temporary road closure for the works to be carried out safely.

"Where road closures are not necessary, other forms of temporary traffic management will be in place, including temporary signals where appropriate."

Here's a list of upcoming road closures currently listed by Shropshire Council:

  • B5476 - Coton Grange Junction TO Gilberts Lane Junction in Wem Rural.
  • C2003 - Mile Bank Rd in Whitchurch.
  • C2184 - A442 Upper College (A41 Junction To Darliston Bend) in Prees
  • U2707 - Marchamley Wood To Fauls in Prees
  • C2081 - Ash House Farm To Ightfield in Whitchurch Rural.