SHROPSHIRE Council has confirmed work is set to start on developments at a busy Oswestry roundabout.

Works is set to begin ‘imminently’ at Mile End Roundabout according to the council, who posted a tweet on Tuesday to notify road users of temporary traffic management measures.

Plans to introduce a new business park beside the A5 means developments to the roundabout, which is a major route near Oswestry, add to the importance of the plans.

The works will lead to closures of the roads exiting the roundabout will be subject to delays at points during the month as workers remove vegetation at roadside.

The exit heading east from the roundabout on the A5 will likely face delays for approximately two days, starting on Monday, January 18.

Then, the A483 heading south from the roundabout will likely face delays for around two days from Wednesday, January 20.

Exiting the roundabout northbound on the A5, there will be delays for approximately four days, beginning on Friday, January 22.

And work is likely to affect traffic exiting on the B4579 road overnight for around five nights from Monday, February 1.

The council has apologised to road users in advance for any inconvenience caused.

A spokesman said: “We appreciate this may cause inconvenience for some – but we will work as efficiently as possible to minimise delays and we are really thankful for your cooperation.

“We also know these works can occasionally throw up unforeseen problems so will provide updates if necessary.”

The improvements to the roundabout will divert A5 traffic to a new roundabout. This will allow road users to bypass the Mile End Roundabout.

It will also provide access to the proposed Oswestry Innovation Park beside the A5.

The council believes the work will be worth the temporary disruption to traffic.

A spokesman said: “Thank you for your understanding. We hope it will result in long term benefits for Oswestry and Shropshire as a whole.”

The development of the roundabout will enable Shropshire Council to bring forward existing housing proposals, and enable additional employment opportunities in the area.