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Shropshire Council | Projects
North West Relief Road
The North West Relief Road (NWRR) will provide a new, single carriageway road linking the northern and western parts of Shrewsbury.
It will include a new bridge over the River Severn and its flood plain, and a new bridge over the Shrewsbury-Chester railway line.
The NWRR will connect to existing roads with new roundabouts. The end points of the NWRR have been determined by the existing Battlefield Link Road in the north, and the planned Oxon Link Road in the west.
These roads were designed as precursors of a NWRR and each provides access to important employment and development areas.
The Oxon Link Road is included in the Marches LEP’s £75 million Growth Deal and will be delivered by 2021 as part of the proposed western Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE).
Work on the NWRR is programmed to commence in 2021 and will be completed in 2023.
Safer Roads Fund - A529 Improvements
A 20km stretch of the A529 between Hinstock and Audlem was identified by the Road Safety Foundation as one of the 50 worst roads in the country for accidents and lack of safety measures, and Shropshire Council has been awarded millions to install countermeasures.
The Council's successful application to the Department for Transport said that on the stretch of road between January 2012 and July 2017, there were five fatalities as well as 12 serious crashes and 60 slight collisions, resulting in 16 serious injuries and 98 slight injuries.
The work is scheduled to take three years, after which the Council will continue to monitor its effectiveness.