Hollies Road improvements get thumbs up from residents

Major works to improve Hollies Road and the surrounding areas in Wellington are progressing well and getting the thumbs up from local residents.

Hollies Road improvements get thumbs up from residents

Work started in mid-September as part of Telford & Wrekin Council’s Pride in Our Community 2018/19 capital investment programme, which is seeing £7.5m invested in more than 340 improvement schemes across the borough.   

Over the last month, crews have been busy resurfacing and reconstructing the roads, kerbs and footpaths along Hollies Road, Orleton Lane, Cranage Crescent and Steventon Road. These works will continue over the coming weeks, and will include with the installation of new traffic calming measures.  Next week, which is half term week, crews will also start work on Spring Hill.

The temporary road closures needed to allow these improvements to be done are being phased to keep disruption to local residents and businesses to a minimum.  Locals are being kept updated with progress and advised on parking and access during the works. Updates are also available online.

So far feedback has been very positive, with one resident taking to social media to share his positivity. He said the crews “are courteous, polite and helpful and doing a great job. They go out of their way to warn you to move your car if need be so that you aren’t trapped…  We’re always ready to complain in Britain and less eager to praise, so I thought I’d share some positivity!”

Councillor Hilda Rhodes, Telford & Wrekin Council cabinet member for transport and roads, said: “It’s great to get such positive comments from residents as this scheme is a significant investment which is being done in response to concerns about the condition of roads and speeding traffic that they raised with their local councillor Graham Cook.

“For projects on this scale we expect there to be some disruption whilst the work is happening, so it is good to hear that our efforts to keep this to a minimum are working.  We will continue to do all we can and just ask people to bear with us and to please let us know if they have an issue at any stage during the works.”

Work is due to be completed by mid-December.  Anyone with any concerns or special access requirements whilst the works are in progress is asked to speak to the contractor’s staff or email to highways@telford.gov.uk.

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