April 2017

B4364 Bridgnorth to Neenton roadworks: 8-12 May 2017

Following a traffic collision earlier this year, extensive damage was caused to a safety barrier at Faintree. As a safety measure, temporary traffic signals have been in place since the incident whilst a new barrier has been both designed and manufactured. In order to install the new barrier, the road will need to be closed for a short period. This has been planned for 8 May to 12 May 2017. The section of the B4364 to be closed will be between the Bridgnorth bypass roundabout adjoining the A458 to Neenton. The road will only be closed during the day between the hours of 9:30am and 4pm, and a signed diversion route will be in place.

Shropshire Council will also be undertaking other works along this road during the road closure, including carriageway patching and drainage repairs. This will not only result in all the works being completed in one go but will also avoid the need for further road closures, and therefore minimise future disruption to the network.

Update 12-4-17
The traffic barrier sited outside Stone House in Lower Faintree has been damaged following one of a number of RTC’s at the site.

Shropshire Council have tried to obtain quotations from two companies and both have stated that due to the constraints of the site they are unable to provide a barrier that complies with current design standards and criteria.

Therefore, they have two options available:

  • Provide and install a tensioned vehicle concrete barrier. This is not thought suitable for the location mainly due to the aesthetics.
  • Improve, increase the existing signage and lining at the site and provide a high friction carriageway surfacing to warn motorists of the severe bend and to improve the surface of the road to aid motorists. The high friction dressing would be applied at a later date during 2017/18 as part of a significant carriageway scheme.

Update 21-4-17
Area 1 (Cross Houses – Harpswood) – will definitely require a road closure – there is approximately 600 sq.m of machine patching which will take 2 days’ worth of work here which will require a closure.

Area 2 (The Down just north of Eudon George Junction) – could be done under temporary traffic signals – however there is only one area of repair and therefore will only take a few hours to complete and will be incorporated within the work in area 1.

Area 3 (Lower Faintree bend) – Barrier work which has been replaced with additional signage which can be done using temporary signals.

Area 4 (Neenton Village) – Minor drainage work and STW undertaking a minor alteration. Envisaged that this work will be undertaken at the same time as works in area 1.


Election of a Unitary Councillor for Brown Clee

Notice is hereby given that:

A poll for the election of a Unitary Councillor for Brown Clee will be held on Thursday 4 May 2017, between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm.

The number of Unitary Councillors to be elected is one.

The names, home addresses and descriptions of the Candidates remaining validly nominated for election and the names of all persons signing the Candidates nomination paper are as follows:

The situation of Polling Stations and the description of persons entitled to vote thereat are as follows:

Where contested this poll is taken together with the election of Town Councillors.

Dated Tuesday 25 April 2017
Claire Porter
Returning Officer


A458 Bridgnorth Bypass Night Closure 11-13 Apr

Please find attached details of forthcoming road closure

Road to be closed: A458 Bridgnorth by-pass/ River Severn Bridge

 Date and duration: 2 x night closures – 11/04/17 13/04/17 8pm to 6am

Purpose: Bridge deck joint survey

Applicant: Shropshire Council Bridges and structures team

Diversion: Through Bridgnorth

If you have any questions, or require any further information please contact the Street Works Team on [email protected]