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Keeping Telford Moving

Posted on Wednesday, January 25th

Significant works are currently taking place to improve access on junction 4 of the M54 in Telford. The project is part of the Marches Local Enterprise funded Eastern Gateway scheme, which seeks to provide infrastructure at the T54 site.

Traffix are co-coordinating all the traffic management on the site. We have created a safe working environment for our client Fitzgerald Contractors to carry out their work, whilst at the same time making it both clear and safe for vehicles and pedestrians.

This major project is designed to ensure that the roundabout has sufficient capacity to cope with the anticipated increase in demand until 2030. The project will also make the Junction 4 interchange more cycle-friendly with the introduction of on-demand Toucan crossings.

Work being carried out includes:

· Construction of an additional filter lane on the A464 from the Naird roundabout approach onto M54 Junction 4   island

· Construction of an additional filter land lane on the Priorslee Road approach on the M54 Junction 4 island

· Construction of an additional filter lane on the Castle Farm Way exit onto the M54 Junction 4 island

· Upgrade of surfacing and rationalisation of parking at the lay-by by Priorslee Lake

· Installation of two additional sets of traffic lights on the roundabout

· Upgrade of footpaths to enhance pedestrian and cyclist movements

· Upgrade of street lighting

· Rationalisation and replacement of signs as required

· Replacement of vehicle crash barriers where required

· The six non motorway entry/exits and carriageway of the island will be  resurfaced and the lining revised to accommodate new traffic signals and crossing points

Traffix Commercial Manager Stuart Morrisey commented; ‘‘We are delighted to have been chosen to supply the complete traffic management package. This serves as further proof that Traffix is the leading provider of TM services in the West Midlands. During the anticipated 20 weeks that this project will last, we will we will make every effort to keep disruption to a minimum and keep Telford moving.”