A49 resurfacing and drainage repairs

Theresa Morley

Works to carry out resurfacing and drainage repair work on the A49 at Bayston Hill, Wistanstow and Craven Arms.

Once complete, this work will provide a smoother road surface and the better drainage will improve safety, removing any surface water more effectively.

Overnight closures will be needed to carry out the work at the following locations. We will only work weekdays and will keep the road open as usual during the day:

  • Bayston Hill – A49 northbound closed just after Lyth Hill
  • Newington to Craven Arms – A49 closed in both directions at Craven Arms
  • Little Stretton to Wistanstow – 2-way traffic lights will be in place during the overnight closures

To find out more details about roadworks, please check the Roadworks Calendar.

Diversion routes

During any closures, we’ll put signed diversion routes in place, which we’ve agreed local authorities. The diversion routes for each of the closures are described below:

A49 Craven Arms to Newington carriageway closure:

A49 southbound traffic – this diversion is suitable for HGVs

  • At the A49/A5 junction, here traffic will be directed east on the A5 towards Telford
  • Traffic will continue along the A5 until reaching the A5/A458 junction, here traffic will be directed south along the A458 towards Bridgnorth
  • Traffic will continue south on the A458 until reaching the A442/A458 roundabout in Bridgnorth, here traffic will take the exit onto the A442 southbound towards Kidderminster
  • Traffic will continue on A442 until reaching the Proud Cross roundabout, here traffic will be directed westbound along the A456 until reaching A49, here traffic will continue north on the A49
  • Traffic will continue north on the A49 until reaching Craven Arms roundabout – diversion ends

A49 northbound traffic – this diversion is suitable for HGVs

  • At A49 /A456, traffic will be directed east on the A456 towards Kidderminster
  • Traffic will continue along A456 until reaching the Proud Cross roundabout, here traffic will be directed north onto the A442 towards Bridgnorth
  • Traffic will continue along the A442 until reaching the A442/A458 roundabout, here traffic will continue north on the A458 towards Shrewsbury
  • Traffic will continue along the A458 northbound until reaching the A5, here traffic will take the exit onto the A5 westbound
  • Traffic will continue along the A5 westbound until reaching A5 Bayston Hill roundabout – diversion ends

A49 southbound traffic – this is the local diversion route for non-HGV traffic. These routes are not suitable for HGV traffic:

  • At the A49/A489 junction, here traffic will be directed west on the A489 towards Newtown
  • Traffic will continue along the A489 until reaching the A489/A488 junction, here traffic will be directed south along the A488 towards Bishops Castle
  • Traffic will continue south on the A488 until reaching the A488/B4385 junction in Bishops Castle, here traffic will be directed along the B4385 eastbound towards Lydbury North
  • Traffic will continue on B4385 until reaching the B4385/B4388 junction, here traffic will be directed eastbound along the B4388 towards Craven Arms
  • Traffic will continue along the B4388 until reaching the A49 Craven Arms roundabout, here traffic can continue south to continue their journey – diversion ends

A49 northbound traffic – this is the local diversion route for non-HGV traffic. These routes are not suitable for HGV traffic:

  • At A49 Craven Arms roundabout, traffic will be directed west on the B4368 towards Clun
  • Traffic will continue along B4368 until reaching the B4368/B4385 junction, here traffic will be directed north onto the B4385 towards Bishop’s Castle
  • Traffic will continue along the B4385 until reaching the B4385/A488 junction, here traffic will continue north on the A488 towards Shrewsbury
  • Traffic will continue along the A488 northbound until reaching the A488/A489, here traffic will take the exit onto the A489 eastbound towards Craven Arms
  • Traffic will continue along the A489 Eastbound until reaching A489/A49 junction, here traffic can go north to continue their journey – diversion ends

A49 Craven Arms to Newington carriageway closure and A49 Bayston Hill closure:

A49 southbound traffic

  • At the A49/A5 junction, here traffic will be directed east on the A5 towards Telford
  • Traffic will continue along the A5 until reaching the A5/A458 junction, here traffic will be directed south along the A458 towards Bridgnorth
  • Traffic will continue south on the A458 until reaching the A458/B4368 junction at Morville, here traffic will be directed west toward onto the B4368 westbound towards Craven Arms
  • Traffic will continue on B4368 until reaching the A49, here traffic will continue south on the A49
  • Traffic will continue south on the A49 until reaching Craven Arms roundabout – diversion ends

A49 northbound traffic

  • At A49/B4368, traffic will be directed east on the B4368 towards Bridgnorth
  • Traffic will continue along the B4368 until reaching the A458/B4368 junction at Morville, here traffic will continue north on the A458 towards Shrewsbury
  • Traffic will continue along the A458 northbound until reaching the A5, here traffic will take the exit onto the A5 westbound
  • Traffic will continue along the A5 westbound until reaching A5 Bayston Hill roundabout – diversion ends

Access to Church Stretton will be maintained throughout the closure.

A49 northbound from Church Stretton

  • At the junction of A49/B4371, Church Stretton vehicles will be directed east onto the B4371
  • Traffic will continue east along the B4371 until reaching the B4371/A458 junction here traffic will be directed north towards Shrewsbury
  • Traffic will continue along the A458 northbound until reaching the A5, here traffic will take the exit onto the A5 westbound
  • Traffic will continue along the A5 westbound until reaching A5 Bayston Hill roundabout – diversion ends

A49 southbound from Church Stretton

  • At the junction of A49/B4371 Church Stretton vehicles will be directed east onto the B4371
  • Traffic will continue east along the B4371 until reaching the B4371/A458 junction here traffic will be directed south towards Bridgnorth
  • Traffic will continue south on the A458 until reaching the B4368 at Moreville, here traffic will take the exit onto the B4368 westbound towards Craven Arms
  • Traffic will continue on the B4368 until reaching the junction with A49, here traffic will go south to continue their journey – diversion ends