Roundabout scheme scoops top regional award

May 8, 2018

An ambitious scheme to improve a major roundabout in Shrewsbury has won a prestigious regional award.

The redevelopment of the Meole Brace island scooped the Judges Merit award in the Institute of Highways Engineers West Mercia honours.
The work was carried out between January and July 2017 as part of the £12million Shrewsbury Integrated Transport Package (SITP).
The work included a fundamental redesign of the junction to meet the planned growth of residential and employment sites along Oteley Road and improve current traffic flow towards the A5 and A49.
Shropshire Council also improved the safety and ease of use of the junction for cyclists and pedestrians with a new dedicated route through the roundabout to separate them from road vehicles.
Improved signalling and landscaping were also included in the plan, which was successfully delivered on time and in line with the allocated budget through Shropshire Council’s contractor McPhillips Ltd.
Matt Johnson, Shropshire Council’s strategic transport and contracts manager, said: “This is a fantastic regional acknowledgement of the excellent work that has gone into the design, procurement and delivery of such a transformational project by WSP, Shropshire Council, local members and McPhillips, with the funding and support of the Marches LEP.”
The SITP is funded through £6m of Growth Deal funding secured through the Marches LEP and £6m of developer contributions. It is a package of transport measures designed to improve the transport system in Shrewsbury and stimulate a new period of sustainable economic growth within the town and surrounding area.
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