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ACTION ON ROADS

February 25, 2020 9:20 PM
Originally published by Shropshire Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat Councillors in South West Shropshire are becoming increasingly concerned about the dire condition of the roads in their area.

On Wednesday (26/2/20) Councillors Heather Kidd, Nigel Hartin and Ruth Houghton will be sharing their concerns yet againwith Highways Managers from Shropshire Council.

Councillor Ruth Houghton (BIshops Castle)said " we each have long lists of highways issues , mainly relating to pot hole repairs and drainage issues . We hope to establish timescales and priorities for repairs and understand how drainage can be improved to reduce damage to our roads caused by excess water. Issues to be dealt with in the Bishop's Castle division include large potholes across the area, poor and damaged road surfaces, a sink hole, blocked drains, flooding, lack of marked disabled parking spaces and temporary traffic lights . Potholes on the A488 all the way through to Clun also need filling".

Councillor Nigel Hartin (Clun) said " as well as the repairs needed to the A488, the B4367 at Clungunford has major unfilled potholes which have caused damage to a number of vehicles recently. There are also potholes at Three Ashes, on the B4385 at Purslow and in Bucknell which have remained unfilled for months".

Councillor Heather Kidd (Chirbury and Worthen) said " the B4386 has an appalling surface from Chirbury to the A5. On top of that there are several areas on it of severe flooding which cut off villages and contribute to the destruction of the road surface. The road floods badly at the Lowfield Inn, Marton, at Binweston, and just outside Worthen. Flooding continues north then at Westbury, Yockleton and Nox