Details of essential work to fix a gas main under Town Walls, Shrewsbury

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A one-way street in Shrewsbury town centre will be closed from tomorrow morning (Wednesday) as engineers move in to fix a gas leak.
Cadent, which manages the local gas network, has identified an issue with a 12-inch diameter main that runs directly under Town Walls.
The leak is small, under constant monitoring, and not posing any immediate danger. But it does need to be fixed as soon as possible.
A repair plan has been agreed with Shropshire Council which requires the closure of this one-way street to ensure a safe work area.
The road will be closed at 9am on Wednesday 3rd March and a diversion will be signposted.
It is hoped to have Town Walls reopened by the end of this week.
There should be no interruption to local gas supply.

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