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More Roadworks on A53 – Nov. 2017

Roadworks SignWith two weeks of roadworks due to start on Tuesday (7/11/17) at Espley Roundabout, Roadworks.org have twice sent out email alerts about two further sets of works on the A53. One word of warning, this author has tried to follow the links to the items on the their website and in each case the result “The item does not exist” is displayed. It seems wise however to pass the information on so local residents are forewarned.

The first of these alerts reads:

A53 From Hopton Church Junction to Espley Roundabout, Hodnet, Shropshire
06 November — 17 November
Delays likely Traffic control (two-way signals)
Works location: A53 from old church to jcn by layby Hodnet Shropshire TF9 3LE
Works description: rolling 2 way traffic lights required to access boxes in carriageway. To allow BT cablers to complete underground cabling for BDUK work, required for 10 days 09:30-15:30 as per aplant survey 255-s001636.
Responsibility for works: Openreach
Current status: Planned work about to start
Works reference: BC005CR18WIBPKP3HK061117

The second is planned to start on the same day, is slightly further away and scheduled to last for just 4 days:

A53 From Ternhill Roundabout to Adderley Road Roundabout, Shrewsbury Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire
06 November — 09 November
Delays likely Traffic control (convoy working)
Works location: Ten Hill Road Market Drayton TF9 3PR
Works description: New water connection – To excavate 13m to connect new plots water supply onto mains
Responsibility for works: Severn Trent Water
Current status: Planned work about to start
Works reference: LB9220000/00006435757

Local residents can only hope that the area does not grind to a halt if all these works are on going at the same time.

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