Road network checks

Over the coming weeks, Telford & Wrekin Council will be collecting information from around the borough’s highways.

Road network checks

The research will help paint the most accurate picture of the network’s use, making sure long-term plans can cope with demand and ensuring improvements can be made where needed. 

Details are being collected in a number of ways, firstly with automatic traffic counters (known as ATCs) where rubber tubes are laid across carriageways and linked to a road-side recorder. 

These measure both speed and number of vehicle movements and in some cases the class of vehicles passing over, e.g. cars or HGV’s.

Questionnaires are also being handed out in council car parks around the borough as well as town centre and retail parks, a few quick responses will provide details about commuters and travel distances among other things.  

Some roadside interviews have also been carefully planned to ensure congestion is kept to a minimum.  

Councillor David Wright, Telford & Wrekin Council Cabinet Member for Housing, Transport and Infrastructure, said: “I’d like to thank residents in advance for helping us with these surveys, they really are essential for well-managed highways.  

“This information will support the future development of our local roads and allow us to effectively plan our highway network. Your responses are of great value to us and ask that you bear with us while we carry out these surveys.”

The surveys are expected to be completed by the end of June.