Work to start at Limekiln Bank roundabout on Monday
Work aimed at reducing traffic congestion at Limekiln Bank roundabout starts on Monday. (Feb 15)
The improvements are aimed at increasing capacity in advance of proposed commercial and residential development.
They include widening the roundabout and improving the entry/exit arms to provide additional capacity.
The scheme will also see the installation of a signal controlled crossing for pedestrians across Telford Way and replacement of street lighting, traffic signs and bollards.
Councillor Angela McClements, cabinet member for Communities, Regeneration and Transport, said: “The Telford Growth Point Package will help ensure our road network can cope with traffic both now and over the next 20 years.
“Being able to deliver these roundabout improvements over the next 12 months makes excellent use of the funding we have secured.
“We want to encourage people to come here to live and to work and to promote ourselves as a great location for businesses to base themselves, an excellent road network is a significant consideration when people are making those decisions.
“Telford and Wrekin has an excellent national record for a safe and congestion free road network and these improvements are part of our aim to keep Telford moving.
“I would like to apologise in advance for any disruption caused by the works but we will all benefit in the long run from an improved road network and better traffic flow.”
The work will be done by local contractor McPhillips and will take 20 weeks to complete and start during half term to minimise disruption during the early part of the works.
It is part of a broader programme of works to improve six roundabouts across the borough. The Telford Growth Point package works is funded by a combination of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership and Section 106 contributions from developers.
Other projects include improvements at Trench Lock roundabout, with work due to start in April, and at the Clock Tower roundabout, with work due to start in June. All work should be completed by March 2017.
More information on the Telford Growth Point package can be found at www.telford.gov.uk/growthpoint and don’t forget to sign up to News for You to get regular updates on progress.