Roadworks and Closures

Road Closure

Plan – Barnard Street, Wem water main renewals works 
Barnard Street 10/10/18* 22/11/18* Road closure
*Please note these dates may be subject to change depending on progress  








Road to be closed:            Soulton Bridge near Wem, which carries the B5065 over Soulton Brook to the northeast of wem

Start Date:                       Monday 3 September 2018 for up to 6 weeks

The bridge parapet was extensively damaged in early November 2017after a heavy goods vehicle collided with the upstream parapet of the bridge resulting in severe damage to the bridge spandrel and parapet. The repair work will involve rebuilding the upstream parapet and elevation and resurfacing the carriageway over the bridge.

It will be necessary to close the bridge to vehicular traffic. Access over the bridge for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will remain available throughout the work. A diversion will be in place, please see details below.


Proposed Gas Works

The following roads are having mains replacement undertaken, dates as shown below, these are only as  a guide and can move during the progression of the scheme if unforeseen engineering difficulties are encountered, or progress is faster than planned.

Foxleigh Grove and Foxleigh Close                         12 September 2018 to 9 October 2018
Marlcroft                                                              27 September 2018 to 9 November 2018
Wemsbrook Road                                                 15 October 2018 to 19 December 2018
Wemsbrook Drive                                                 6 November 2018 to 28 November 2018
Crabtree Lane                                                      14 November 2018 to 4 December 2018
Pyms Road                                                           21 November 2018 to 18 December 2018


Road Closure

Road to be closed:                                        Barnard Street, Wem

Start Date:                                                   Monday 29 October 2018 

End date:                                                     Friday 23 November 2018

Purpose:                                                      To renew the exisiting Water Main

Promoter:                                                    Severn Trent










If you require any further information please contact the Street Works team:

Current and forthcoming road works can be found at: