A5: Shropshire

Transport written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Owen Paterson Owen Paterson Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport

(1) how many times the A5 between Shrewsbury and the Shropshire/Wales border has been closed for road works in each of the last five years;

(2) how many times the A5 between Shrewsbury and the Shropshire/Wales border has been closed following a road traffic accident in each of the last five years.

Photo of Chris Mole Chris Mole Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

The following table show the number of times the A5 between Shrewsbury and the Shropshire/Wales border has been closed for roadworks and following a road traffic accident, for each of the last five years:

Total number of closures in both directions due to roadworks Total number of closures due to road traffic accident (figures include closures in one or both carriageways)
2005 1 5
2006 4 6
2007 3 10
2008 1 6
2009 0 4

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