In October 2019, Telford & Wrekin Council applied to the Department for Transport’s Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund to improve the A442 and A4169 between Castlefields Roundabout and Hollinswood Interchange. Funding from Department for Transport (DfT) was secured in 2020. It is part matched by Telford & Wrekin Council from its “Pride in Our Community” programme.
Known as the “Eastern Primary Major Investment Programme”, the work is focussed on a section of the A442 between Hollinswood Interchange and Brockton Way with particular emphasis on bridges, barriers, drainage and the condition of the road itself and its slip roads.
This is a four-phase £10million project, the first two phases of which have been completed. These initial phases involved the resurfacing of Brockton Way and its slip roads, the A4169, the A442 Southbound resurfacing between Randlay and Stirchley roundabouts, improvements to the Naird lane bridge, resurfacing of Hollinswood Northbound exit slip road, resurfacing of Randlay Northbound Offslip and extensive structural patching on the A442 between Trench Lock interchange and Wombridge interchange Southbound, and around Randlay interchange Northbound.
The next phase, starting from July 2021, will see improvements and upgrades to barriers on verges and the central reservation between Hollinswood and Castlefield roundabout sections and much needed structural repairs to the Hollinswood, Stirchley and Randlay Interchange bridges. The programme of works currently planned includes:
- barrier upgrades on Northbound and Southbound verges – Summer / Autumn 2021
- Hollinswood Interchange and Stirchley Interchange bridge structures concrete repairs – Autumn / Winter 2021 - 2022
- barrier upgrade including central reservation hardening (where required) between Hollinswood Interchange and Castlefields roundabout – Autumn 2021 – Summer 2022
- Randlay Interchange bridge structure concrete repairs – Spring / Summer 2022.
The work will involve lane closures and occasional road closures.
Last updated: 08/06/2021 15:45