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Telford and Wrekin Council

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Telford and Wrekin Council Council
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Primary Destinations
Other Important Destinations
Shropshire Council • Staffordshire Council
National Highways Roads
M54 • A5

Telford and Wrekin Council is the Highway Authority for all roads in the Administrative County of Telford and Wrekin, with the exception of roads managed by National Highways.

The borough is located within the Traditional County of Shropshire, and its only Primary Destination is Telford, although prior to the New Town, Wellington was a Primary Destination in its own right. Outside Telford, the authority is mostly rural with the only other town of note being Newport which is located at the junction of A41 and A518 in the northeast of the authority.

Highways Management

According to their website, Telford and Wrekin Council look after:

  • 1,000km of roads
  • 800km of footpaths
  • 100km of cycle tracks
  • 29,000 road gullies
  • 26,000 streetlight columns
  • 1,200 traffic signs
  • 1,300 street nameplate signs
  • 600 km of white and yellow line and road markings

Trunk Roads

The following roads that run through Telford and Wrekin are Trunk Roads, and therefore managed by National Highways:

  • M54
  • A5 (section between M54 junction 7 to the western local authority boundary)

Principal and Classified Numbered Roads

The following is a list of A and B classified roads that are at least partially managed by Telford and Wrekin Council:

Route From To Length


A5 London Holyhead 252 miles View
A41 London Birkenhead 204 miles View
A442 Droitwich Hodnet 50.4 miles View
A464 Oaken Telford 10.0 miles View
A518 Trench Uttoxeter Bypass 33.9 miles View
A519 Newport, Shropshire (N) Newcastle-under-Lyme 19.7 miles View
A4169 Shifnal Much Wenlock 12.3 miles View
A4640 Priorslee Donnington 3.8 miles View
A5223 Shawbirch Horsehay 5.5 miles View   
B4373 Donnington Wood Bridgnorth 16.7 miles View
B4394 Wroxeter Shawbirch 6.0 miles View
B5061 Priorslee Attingham Park 7.8 miles View
B5062 Shrewsbury Forton 17.3 miles View
B5063 Welshampton Shawbirch 21.1 miles View
B5072 Rampart Way Lawley 1.6 miles View      

Classified Unnumbered (Class III) and Unclassified Roads

Main Article: Telford and Wrekin Council (Class III roads)

For their Class III road network, Telford and Wrekin Council appear to use "C" prefixes. Unusually, they also choose to number all of their unclassified roads, with a prefix of "U".

They do, however, appear to claim to not actually hold a list of roads that they manage, but they do know that they have 225 km of Classified Unnumbered Roads and 647 km of Unclassified Roads.


Main Article: Telford and Wrekin Council (Junctions)

Bridges, Tunnels, and other Crossings

Main Article: Telford and Wrekin Council (Crossings)


Telford and Wrekin Council
A5 • A41 • A442 • A464 • A518 • A519 • A4169 • A4640 • A5223 • B4373 • B4394 • B5061 • B5062 • B5063 • B5072
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