A442 set to re-open tomorrow (Sat 20 Jun)

The section of the A442 between Randlay and Stirchley Interchange will re-open tomorrow after completion of the largest highway maintenance scheme in Telford and Wrekin in the last ten years.

The work is part of a major highways improvement programee which has recently been awarded additional funding for the Department for Transport.

The scheme has continued to de delivered during the coronavirus pandemic with only a slight delay.

The works involved, a full resurfacing of the carriageway with a large area of reconstruction, replacement of the whole drainage system and major repairs to bridge structures and barriers.

Councillor Lee Carter,Telford and Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Neighbourhood, Customer Services and Regeneration, said: “I would like to thank all residents for their support and consideration during the works that have taken place on the A442 between Randlay and Stirchley interchange.

“I would like to apologise for the two week extension to the original planned dates. This was because of an initial lockdown of the site due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I would like to thank all stakeholders associated with the scheme for their prompt action to overcome these obstacles in such a timely manner to ensure work was able to progress through uncertain times.”

Specific details include:

1.4km length of site
8,270m2 of Resurfacing
3,035m2 of Full depth reconstruction
750m of new filter drain laid
1.1km of kerbs replaced
1,200 tonnes of recycled material has been utilised in the road base as “Ultifoam”
3,300 tonnes of Asphalt used

Throughout the scheme Telford & Wrekin Council and contractor Balfour Beatty have utilised innovative sustainable products to reduce the environmental impacts associated to a scheme of this scale.

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