A FURTHER 30 stretches of road in Shropshire are set to be resurfaced in the 2023/24 financial year, as Shropshire Council and its partners Kier and WSP continue their programme of work to improve the county’s roads.

Roads in towns in south Shropshire are included in the list.

These are the road between Cleobury and Lembrook Bridge, Teme Street in Burford up to the county boundary with Worcestershire, Longland Road in Cleobiry Mortimer, High Street in Bishops Castle and Sandford Avenue in Church Stretton, west of the A49.

The sites have been identified via a combination of local engineering judgement and asset management data as being in need of resurfacing.

The sites form part of a countywide programme of schemes, scheduled to deliver the work in the most efficient and cost-effective way.

To ensure value for money, roads that are likely to need costly repairs in the future are prioritised.

“We’re committed to improving our roads and making them safer for all road users,” said Richard Marshall, Shropshire Council’s cabinet member for highways.

Our annual resurfacing programme is an important part of this and represents a significant investment in the county’s roads. It will greatly improve stretches of roads across Shropshire and help to prevent potholes and other problems occurring in the future.

“I’m sure the work will be welcomed by people who use these stretches of road and I thank people for their patience and understanding while this important work is carried out.”