A41 update - road reopens ahead of schedule

Shropshire’s A41 near Hinstock has re-opened to traffic.

A41 update - road reopens ahead of schedule

The highway was closed on Tuesday night on 26 July,  after a lorry crashed into a house adjacent to the A41, in Shakeford.

The collision caused major damage to the property which had to be demolished and initial plans to remove the building brick by brick due to the conservation of the property, meant that the road was anticipated to remain closed until mid-August.

However work to demolish the whole of the damaged property immediately, was agreed on Thursday 4 August, as it continued to pose a serious risk to contractors and members of the public.The road reopened on Sunday 7 August.

Information provided by Shropshire Council.