Friday, 6 June 2014

Work starts to ease congestion at two key traffic islands in Shrewsbury . . .

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Work starts to ease congestion at two key traffic islands in Shrewsbury

Cited at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/work-starts-to-ease-congestion-at-two-key-traffic-islands-in-shrewsbury


Work begins next Monday (9 June) to ease congestion and improve safety at Preston Boats and Emstrey Islands on the A5 in Shrewsbury.


The scheme will improve the layout of both islands and traffic lights will be installed to ease congestion especially at peak times. The project is part of the Government’s pinch point programme.

Highways Agency Project Manager, Jess Kenny said:
These are two very busy islands and these improvements will really make a difference to drivers’ journeys, easing congestion especially at peak times, which can only help the local economy.

To minimise disruption, we will carry out the majority of the work with lane closures at night, but some full closures will also be needed between the hours of 7pm and 7am. I advise people to leave longer for their journeys as diversions will be necessary at times and reduced speed limits will be in place to protect workers and the public.

Preston Boats island will be totally redesigned replacing the current roundabout with a junction and traffic lights and Emstrey island will benefit from several approaches being widened and widening of the island itself to provide three lanes with traffic lights.

For more information about the scheme and details of traffic management throughout the project, which is scheduled to be completed in December, please go to the Highways Agency’s website for Preston Boats Junction Improvement and A5 Emstrey Roundabout Improvement or call the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

General enquiries
Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000

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