WORK to upgrade fibre networks in north Shropshire will take place from next week to early autumn, it has been confirmed.

The work, carried out by telecommunications firm Vodafone, will run from Shrewsbury, cutting through villages to Ellesmere and then on to Wrexham.

It will cross over the A495 in Ellesmere before heading into Wales and could lead to delays for road users.

A Shropshire Council spokesman said: “Vodafone will be upgrading its core fibre network between Shrewsbury and Wrexham from mid-July to late-September/early-October [2023].

“Work will involve installing cables within Vodafone’s existing underground network, which will require some traffic management measures to allow access to existing chambers in the road, footway or verge.


“Work will be carried out from Brassey Lane, Old Potts Way, Abbey Foregate and selected streets to Whitchurch Road and Harlescott Lane, then picking up the A528 north through villages to the A495 at Ellesmere and A528 Grange Road to the Welsh border and Wrexham beyond.

“Work will be carried out by Vodafone’s build partner BRM Utility Services Ltd.

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“Vodafone assures people that they will do everything they can to keep noise levels down and to minimise any inconvenience their work may cause – and some works will be overnight to minimise disruption.

“Some discrete excavations may be necessary where they encounter blockages/damage repairs on their apparatus, but they will aim to ensure these will be at a minimum.”

If you have any concerns regarding the work, please call 0333 302 0762.