SHROPSHIRE Council has announced that a 37.5 kilometre diversion is set to be put in place on the A495 in Ellesmere for five days due to road lining work.

The A495 Ellesmere Road into Scotland Street, Ellesmere, will be closed from Monday, February 19, until Friday, February 23.

Work will be carried out between 9.30am and 4pm each day, and there will be no weekend working.


A spokesperson from the Council said:  "During these times an A-road classified diversion will be place, though access for properties and businesses within the closure will be maintained when safe to do so.

“Depending on people’s vehicle type they may be able to choose their own shorter diversion route.

“Signs will be erected in the road before starting the work and the work will be completed as quickly as possible.

“People are asked not to park on the road during the day whilst the work is in progress.”

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 (if applicable), pedestrians, dismounted cyclists and equestrians and emergency service vehicles.

Whitchurch Herald: Map of works and diversion as A495 closes for road lining work.Map of works and diversion as A495 closes for road lining work. (Image: Shropshire Council)

The diversion route will be taking motorists to the A528 through Overton, on the A539 towards Ruabon, then A483 and A5 past Chirk and Gobowen, then back on the A495.

All planned roadworks are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Any changes will be displayed on the yellow advanced warning signs and on the traffic website One.Network.