Road near Newport could be closed all month after pipe collapse

A busy road near Newport could stay shut for the rest of the month after it caved into an historic pipe.

Councillor Eric Carter, who represents Newport South and East on Telford & Wrekin Council, said he had been told the closure of the road near Greenvale, Church Aston, could last until the end of October, if not longer.

The time the work will take depends on how difficult the road is to repair. It collapsed earlier this month after an old 150 to 200-year-old water pipe caved in beneath it.

Councillor Carter said people who use buses were most effected by the closure.

"It's an issue that's causing problems," he said.

"The number 5 bus goes to Telford, and people who are elderly or infirm are struggling to get the bus when it's not going through Church Aston."

He said he had suggested a number of temporary stops and hoped to hear an answer in the coming days.

Investigations into the hole, which was not on any records for the area, are on-going.

Date: 11 October 2018 | Source: Shropshire Star

More Telford News

 Addict used elderly patient's stolen bank card to buy £46 takeaway

A drug addict used a hospital patient’s stolen bank card to pay for takeaw..

 Sports Direct takes a hit from House of Fraser rescue

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley said the company faces "significant challen..

 Animal magic! Fran transforms Telford bus shelter with wildlife mural

A passionate painter is in the process of decorating a Telford bus shelter..

 Police appeal after Telford shop assaults

Two women attempted to steal from a Telford supermarket before attacking t..

 School steps in to help toy appeal

Youngsters at a Shropshire school have come on board with our Christmas To..

 Man in critical condition after Telford hit and run

A man is in critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car in Tel..
View More

More UK News

Why is Jeremy Corbyn not trying to topple Theresa May right now?

Jeremy Corbyn is being urged to call a no-confidence vote in the PM by other opposition parties

Meat or two veg? Find out your food's climate footprint

Check the environmental impact of what you eat and drink

Christmas Jumper Day: Who wins, retailers or charity?

The festive campaign has become an annual event, but who's the real winner - retailers or charity

Letter to Santa found after 120 years on display in Canterbury

The note from a five-year-old girl was discovered inside a book donated to a charity shop

Sheffield tree felling compromise agreement

An agreement has been has been reached in Sheffield's long-running tree felling ro
View More

Telford Businesses

Calendar Countdown

[[countdown here]]
[[countdown here]]

Upcoming Events in Telford

01 Jan 2019

Friday 1 February 7.30pm

Advance: £18

On the door: £20

View Details

06 Jan 2019


Tickets from £10

View Details

11 Jan 2019

Friday 11 January 7.30pm

Adult £15

Child/Concession £14

Family of 4 (minimum 2 children) £52

View Details

16 Jan 2019


Tickets £21.50

View Details

19 Jan 2019

Saturday 19 January 7.30pm

Tickets £25

View Details
View More