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Time running out to have your say on Shrewsbury North West Relief Road
Published November 7th, 2017
Time is running out to have your say on Shrewsbury North West Relief Road. A three-week public consultation to update people about the road and to ask them for their current views ends on Wednesday, November 8.
Shropshire Council is on target to deliver a refreshed outline business case for the road to the Department for Transport (DfT) by 22 December this year. Responses from the consultation will be collated and submitted as part of the business case refresh.
The last NWRR consultation was held in 2010. Since then Shropshire Council has been able to secure the delivery of the Oxon Link Road, formerly part of the north west relief road. This will connect Churncote Roundabout on the A5 bypass with the Holyhead Road near the Shelton Water tower and facilitate delivery of the Shrewsbury West Sustainable Urban Extension development, north of the Welshpool Road.
Matt Johnson, strategic transport and contracts manager with Shropshire Council, said:
“The proposals include mitigation measures to address concerns raised previously about the environmental impact of the road. The proposed road would ease traffic on some of the most used roads in Shrewsbury town centre and in the rural communities to the north of the town, making the town more attractive to live in, to work in and to visit. It would also support the development of the town as a growth point.
“Taking advantage of the reduced traffic within the town centre it would be possible to give more space and priority to pedestrians and cyclists and deliver further elements of the Integrated Transport Package and the aspirations of the Big Town Plan.”
Steve Davenport, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways and transport, said:
“We’re on target to deliver the refreshed outline business case to the Department for Transport by 22 December.
“The refreshed business case will allow Shropshire Council to put the concept of a north west relief road into a present day setting, where such initiatives as the Shrewsbury Integrated Transport Package and the Oxon Link Road are now programed for delivery over the next five years.
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