Gas works are no problem for Shrewsbury Carnival Parade

The organisers behind the annual Shrewsbury Carnival, which takes place on Saturday June 15 2019, have confirmed that this year’s carnival parade will take its normal route through Shrewsbury town centre.

Work to replace gas mains as well as other civil works began on May 20 and are due to last for up to 8 weeks. Mardol Head and Shoplatch are currently closed to traffic whilst the work is being carried out.

The holes will be filled in and temporary tarmac laid to allow the carnival to go ahead.

Cadent contractors will clear barriers away from the site and down tools, in time to resume work on Sunday. The road closure will be reinstated on Sunday.

Craig Horrocks, who heads up Cadent’s gas mains replacement programme in the West Midlands region, said:

“While we can’t guarantee the weather, our contractors have been working their socks off to make sure Mardol Head and Shoplatch are open and ready for Saturday’s Carnival fun.

“We’d like to wish the carnival organisers all the best and we hope everyone has a great time. We would like to thank people for bearing with us while we install the new gas mains. The gas pipes we are laying now will be keeping local homes and businesses safe and warm for many carnivals to come.”