29 September 2020

Plans to improve Shropshire roads get underway

Shropshire Council has started to implement an ambitious plan that will see significant improvements to the way that the council manages and maintains the county’s roads.

Steve Davenport, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “We’re ambitious in ensuring that our infrastructure is suitable for the future, and to match our ambitions we’re bringing in people who can instil national best practice into the way we work.

“At the start of this year we appointed a consultant to review the council’s entire highways service and provide advice on how to make crucial improvements based on his experience of running very successful highways operations elsewhere.

“He worked with the council while we recruited a permanent assistant director for infrastructure. We’re delighted to say that Steve Smith – who has been engaged in national highway working groups for many years – has now joined us in this role.

“We’re now looking to complete our key appointments with a new head of highways in the coming months.”