The Shrewsbury Integrated Transport Package (SITP) is a five-year programme which is designed to improve network capacity and includes improvements to road junctions, sustainable transport and traffic management measures, and enhancements to the public realm in the commercial centre of the town.
The project was awarded £6m of Local Growth Funds as part of a £12.183m project in 2015 for junction improvements at four strategic junctions on the Shrewsbury inner relief road and on the main links to the town centre from this corridor; including, implementation of further traffic management measures in the historic and commercial town centre; public realm enhancements to the commercial area (with a focus on Pride Hill); enhancements to pedestrian and cycle links; and improved pedestrian wayfinding within and around the ‘river loop’.
£6million Growth Deal 1 funding
2,499 new homes and 1,663 new jobs created
Key employment land unlocked, increasing economic output in Shropshire
The objectives of the project have been to contribute to economic growth, alleviate congestion on the inner relief road, reducing traffic volumes through the historic and commercial centre, encouraging sustainable modes of travel and improving air quality within the town centre.
Over the lifetime of the project, and as a result of the funding, the SITP is expected to deliver 2,499 new homes and create 1,663 new jobs, unlocking key employment land and increasing economic output in Shropshire.