Current Works Update
Work is complete and junctions fully open at Limekiln Roundabout and Shawbirch Roundabout. Final surfacing is currently being finished at Clock Tower Roundabout and finishing works to the new red light cameras at Trench Lock are currently being undertaken.
What is the Telford Growth Point Package?
The Telford Growth Point Package is a series of transport infrastructure improvements aimed at supporting the creation of jobs and bringing forward new houses across the Borough. The investment is expected to help deliver approximately 5,400 jobs and 2,800 houses. The investment provides significant economic benefits providing a benefit cost ratio of 6.5 so for every £1 invested this provides a return to the economy of £6.50.
What are the proposed improvements?
The improvements include changes to the road network to improve capacity and reducing congestion along with providing utility infrastructure improvements at new housing and employment sites. Specifically the improvements include:
Shawbirch Roundabout was completed at the end of January this year and is now fully open to traffic.
Shawbirch Roundabout is an important gateway to the Borough connecting the A5523 and the A442 providing access across the Borough and to the motorway network via Junction 6. Before these improvements this area was congested in the morning and evening periods and was likely to worsen with the future growth in car ownership, population and housing and employment growth across the Borough.
The improvements at Shawbirch Roundabout included widening of the roundabout and improving the entry/exit arms to provide additional capacity. The scheme also saw improvements to cycleway and footways, replacement of street lighting, traffic signs and bollards. This will provide sufficient capacity to cater for future growth up to 2031. There are no proposals to provide traffic lights at this junction.
Limekiln Roundabout was completed at the end of December last year and is now fully open to traffic.
Limekiln Roundabout is another important gateway to the Borough connecting the A5 with the A4640 providing access to Telford Town Centre and the motorway network via Junction 4. Currently this area was congested in the morning and evening.
The improvements at Limekiln Roundabout included widening of the roundabout and improvements to the entry/exit arms to provide additional capacity. The scheme also saw the implementation of a signal controlled crossing for pedestrians across Telford Way, replacement of street lighting, traffic signs and bollards. This will provide sufficient capacity to cater for future growth up to 2031. There are no proposals to provide traffic lights at this junction.
Clock Tower Roundabout is nearing completion with the final surfacing works currently taking place.
These works are being carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am Monday to Friday and will involve the closure of School Road overnight until Tuesday 21st of March and Station Road overnight between Wednesday 22 March until Tuesday 28 March.
Following this final resurfacing, Clock Tower Roundabout will be complete and fully open to traffic.
Clock Tower Roundabout is another important gateway to the Borough connecting the A518 with the A4640 providing access to Telford, Hortonwood, and the new MOD logistics site. It is particularly important for providing connectivity between Newport and Telford. This area was congested in the morning and evening.
In order to accommodate future growth the improvements at Clock Tower Roundabout included widening of the roundabout and improvements to the entry/exit arms to provide additional capacity. This has provided sufficient capacity to cater for future growth up to 2031. There are no proposals to provide traffic lights at this junction.
The majority of work including surfacing is now complete with finishing works currently underway to commission the new red light cameras.
Trench Lock provides an important connection between the A518 and A442 as well as access to the key employment area of Hortonwood. In order to provide future capacity this scheme included some minor improvements to provide additional capacity including providing an additional lane on the southbound approach from Hadley Park Roundabout and improving the merge and lane capacity on the A518. This will provide sufficient capacity to cater for future growth up to 2031.
Red light cameras have also been added to help reduce accidents due to vehicles jumping the lights.
Ketley Brook provides a key junction for access to/from Wellington along the A5223 as well as providing connectivity to the M54 via Junction 6. This scheme will see the implementation of MOVA – a system which will make the lights demand activated and more efficient as well as providing additional lanes and widening to improve capacity. This will provide sufficient capacity to cater for future growth up to 2031.
A night time road closure (7pm to 5am) will take place on the A5223 Whitchurch Drive from Haybridge Road island to the Ketley Brook island on Monday 3rd April 2017 for 4 nights.
Randlay Interchange provides an important link between the A442 and A464 providing connectivity between the Town Centre, Stafford Park and M54 Junction 4. Currently this roundabout is congested during the morning and evening peaks and it is particularly difficult for vehicles leaving Stafford Park in the evening. The roundabout is also particularly busy during major events at the Telford International Centre. This junction is likely to become busier as the Borough continues to grow particularly with the Telford 54 site attracting new businesses and creating more jobs in this area. The proposal is to provide traffic lights on the A442 exit slips only and on the circulatory to manage the flow of traffic in the busiest periods. This junction will become the first part time traffic lights in the Borough and will only be used Mon-Fri between the busiest periods, most likely 7.30am - 9.30am and 4pm to 6pm. The traffic lights may also be used during major events for the Telford International Centre. This will provide sufficient capacity to cater for future growth up to 2031.
During the works, the following night time road closures will take place:
- Works above A442 on bridge deck: 27 March 2017 to 28 March 2017 from 7pm to 6am
- Works on Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Randlay Interchange, Stafford Park 13, A464 and the A442 on and off slip roads: 27 March 2017 to 13 Apri 2017l from 7pm to 6am
The following 24 hour closures will also take place:
- Randlay Interchange North bridge deck: 13 March 2017 to 24 March 2017
Please view the diversion plans.
View more information about the proposed scheme.
The Hortonwood Extension is a key employment site located to the west of Hortonwood. This site is needed to attract further businesses and jobs in Telford and to allow existing businesses to expand. This scheme includes for a new access junction along the A442 along with associated infrastructure on the site itself to allow businesses to relocate to the site.
We remain committed to the continuation of the wheels 2 works scheme across the Borough as well as the implementation of enhanced wayfinding within Telford Town Centre to support pedestrian and cycle movements within the Town Centre and to adjoining areas.
Where is the funding coming from?
The total package costs £17.4m. £13.9m of this funding has been provided through the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership Local Growth Fund Deal. The remaining funding will be provided through Section 106 contributions secured from new housing and employment developments.
What are the key timescales?
|Scheme||Start date||Forecast Completion|
End of December 2016
|January 2017||End of March 2017|
|November 2016||End of March 2017|
|January 2017||End of March 2017|
|M54 Junction 4||October 2016||Mid April 2017|
|Rampart Way||October 2016||April 2017|