The next phase of safety improvements on a north Shropshire road is expected to get underway next month.

The work is being carried out as part of the Government-funded A529 Safer Road Fund scheme on the road between Hinstock and Audlem. 

Currently, work is being carried out at Mount Pleasant Crossroads and North Lodge at Pell Wall near Market Drayton up to Wednesday, June 14 and the next stage will take place at the Gingerbread Man roundabout from June 15 and July 3.


Part of the work includes improving road surfacing, road closures and the cutting back of vegetation.

Shropshire Council's Cabinet member for highways, Councillor Richard Marshall, said the authority was pleased it was taking place.

Cllr Marshall said: "The award of this Department for Transport funding has already enabled us to carry out essential and much-needed safety work and reduce risk of injury or accident on the A529 and the work has had a huge impact on safety.

"I’m pleased that this next phase of work is now being carried out and I thank people for their understanding while the road is closed."

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During the work access to the works area will be restricted to:

  • Essential highway personnel;
  • Local residents who live and reside within the road closure;
  • Businesses located within the closure;
  • Deliveries to businesses and homes;
  • Pedestrians, dismounted cyclists and equestrians;
  • Emergency service vehicles.