Pride in Our Community improvements - week starting 2 December 2019
Here are details of what our crews are working on this week, plus links to more information and to report any issues you are aware of.
Winter maintenance – our Balfour Beatty gritters went out 5 times last week, and crews are on standby 24/7 to respond to Met Office warnings of snow and ice. Met office 5 day forecast for Telford here. More winter info + advice here.
Road surfacing – weather permitting, our Balfour Beatty crews will start patching work on Church Street in St Georges.
Highways structures (e.g. bridges) – crews are continuing with work on the bridge on Bridgnorth Road (just south of Cuckoo Oak Roundabout). A road closure is in place between Cuckoo Oak Roundabout and Chilcott Drive, with diversions signposted, and the work could take up several weeks to complete. There is access for residents and to the local school, but all through traffic is advised to follow the signed diversion which will help minimise delays. More information here. Work to repair a section of retaining wall at Horsehay Pool continues; a short pedestrian diversion is in place and work is expected to be done by Christmas.
Drains (gullies) – our Balfour Beatty crews are out with the gully tanker cleaning drains in Donnington, Muxton and Wellington. You can report a drainage issue here.
Safety/traffic calming schemes – our Balfour Beatty crews are continuing to install a new pedestrian crossing in Wrekin Drive, Donnington, as well road repairs/patching; the road is closed with a full diversion in place.
Major third-party works – Severn Trent Water is continuing its work to upgrade the waste network; Ironbridge Road is closed from the junction of Lloyds Head to Ladywood until late January (businesses open as usual). More information https://bit.ly/2nRqo4K.
Other third-party news – cooling towers demolition. Residents are being urged to view the demolition online rather than going to the area, as there will be a 350 metre exclusion zone and no viewing area or parking on or near the site. More information here https://www.telford.gov.uk/powerstation.
Potholes – our Balfour Beatty crews are filling potholes that have been reported to us. This week they are in Brookside, Ironbridge, Ketley, Newport, Oakengates, Shawbirch, Stirchley, and Wellington. Please report any you spot here.
Footpaths – our Balfour Beatty crews are improving footpaths in St Georges (Durant Rd, Mosclay Rd, Ashley Rd, Goulbourne Rd), Apley (Manchester Dv) and Shawbirch (Oakfield Rd, Span Meadow, Harrington Heath). You can report a footpath issue here.
Street lighting – crews fix faulty street lights reported to us. Please report any you spot here.
Newport Innovation and Enterprise Package – highways/infrastructure improvements to A518 to create Ni-Park, a world-leading agri-tech hub in Newport. More information here.
Grounds maintenance – our idverde crews are tending shrub beds in Malinslee, Muxton, Sutton Hill and Wombridge. The tree teams are in areas across the borough, including Little Dawley, Dawley Pools, Ironbridge and Leegomery. You can report a grounds maintenance issue here.
Street cleansing – our idverde crews are bin emptying and litter picking in areas across the borough. Road sweepers are concentrating on leaf clearance in areas across the borough. A Find it Fix It crew is doing jobs in Dawley, and PET teams are working in other local areas doing jobs requested by town/parish councils. You can report an issue with littering here.
Street Champions – our volunteer Street Champions are out doing their bit to keep neighbourhoods tidy. Also on Tuesday, Strawberry Hill Nursery (staff, children and parents) will be litter picking around Sutton Hill. Details about becoming a Street Champion and other volunteering opportunities here.
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