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A49 Trunk Road - Temporary Prohibition of Traffic

SY1 4HAPublished 30/11/23
Shropshire Star • 

What is happening?

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTIONS 4(1),14(1)(a) AND (c), (4) AND (7)


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that National Highways Limited (Company No. 09346363) intends to make an Order on the A49 Trunk Road, in the Counties of Shropshire and Herefordshire, to enable maintenance and improvement works, to be carried out in safety

The works are expected to take place overnight between 19:00 and 06:00 (07:00 on Saturday and Sunday mornings) during a period starting on Tuesday 2 January 2024 and ending on Monday 23 December 2024.

The effect of the Order will be to impose prohibitions on -

(1) the A49 between its roundabout junction with the A5 and the A5112 (Dobbies Roundabout), at Bayston Hill, and its roundabout junction with the A40 and A4137 (Wilton Roundabout), at Wilton;

(2) any slip road, link road or dedicated lane leading to or from the length of carriageway described in (1) above;

(3) any lay-by, bus stop area or service road adjacent to the length of carriageway described in (1) above.

During any road closures traffic will be diverted via alternative junctions of the A49 Trunk Road and local roads. These diversions will be clearly indicated by traffic signs throughout the area.

To obtain a copy of the A49 Programme of Works please contact the National Highways Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or

The duration of each restriction or prohibition will vary depending upon the nature of the work being undertaken on each occasion.

The prohibitions will not apply to emergency services, works, or winter maintenance vehicles. The prohibitions will only apply during such times and to such extent as shall be indicated by traffic signs.

The Order comes into force on 27 December 2023 and will expire on 23 December 2024.

Karen Eustace, an official of National Highways Limited, The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1 1RN.

National Highways Limited, Bridge House, 1 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, GU1 4LZ. Registered in England & Wales number 09346363.

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