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Highway Notices

B4371 Road Closure

Please find enclosed details of a temporary road closure:

Road Closure:  B4371 Hope Bowdler to Wall Under Heywood

Start Date: 5th July 2024

End Date: 5th July 2024

Purpose: Multevo carriageway repairs to include kerbing, sign posts and iron works. Completion of 70m2 required.

Works Promoter:   Shropshire Council

Works Promoter Ref: UJ20895222195/UJ20802542889

Enforcement pattern for B4371 Hope Bowdler to Wall Under Heywood:
Monday - Friday 09:30 - 16:00

You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here:

Should you have any queries regarding this closure, please call Customer Services on 0345 6789006, or contact the Street Works Team on

B4371: Stretton Road, Much Wenlock Drainage Improvement Works

Update 14 February 2024: Confirmation received from Shropshire Council that works are scheduled for start of 22 July to end of 15 September 2024. 

Stretton Rd, Much Wenlock Drainage Improvement Works has been identified as needing essential improvement to tackle flooding concerns. The site forms part of a countywide programme of drainage schemes, scheduled to deliver the work in the most efficient and cost-effective way. We are currently planning work for next financial year (2024-2025) and as part of our improved engagement process, we wish to make you aware of essential drainage work that is programmed to take place in your area. 

The work will include the construction of a new highway drainage system which will divert water into the Shylte attenuation basin, constructed by Shropshire Council in 2017. The connection of the highway drainage system to this basin will ensure flows generated by the Highway are attenuated and the project will reduce flooding around Havelock Crescent and High Street during intense rainfall events.  

To ensure the works are delivered as efficiently and safely as possible, a 24hr road closure will be necessary for most of the works and a signed diversion route will be in place (see attached plans). Access will be maintained for properties within the closure.

Unfortunately, the planned drainage works on the B4371 were initially planned for the January 22nd 2024 but were postponed for various reasons. We are now looking at pencilling this scheme in from mid-June 2024 to mid-September 2024. Once details have been agreed with our supply chain and permits have been granted, we will be in touch with more robust dates. The purpose of this email is to give you advance notice and time to share your thoughts.   

Rest assured that we are working with our supply chain to find efficiencies were possible. Unfortunately, due to risks to our site staff, there will need to be some road closures. We are looking at options of combining road closures with other traffic management measures, to minimise disruption to local residents and businesses. Once we have more information on this, we will let you know of our proposals.

A later closure allows plenty of time for our fantastic local businesses and residents along Stretton Road to make proper plans to deal with the pressure this road closure will cause; it's crucial that we support them during any disruption. This means additional opportunities to optimise detours, improve signage and implement mitigation measures to reduce traffic congestion.

Therefore, we would like to know of any concerns, queries, or any local issues such as farming activities and school times, that we will need to take into consideration when planning these works.

We would be grateful if these could be sent to Shropshire Highways via email:  

Please note that the delivery of these schemes are subject to budgetary and programme constraints

Please see our webpage for more details on upcoming works.

Kind regards,

Laura Howells,

Communication and Engagement Officer,

Shropshire Highways.