Work is beginning on the £2m construction phase of a major regeneration scheme in the centre of Sutton Hill.
The work, part of a larger £6m project on the estate south of Telford, is expected to be completed by next May.
Contractor McPhillips (Wellington) Ltd is fencing off areas of the site in Stonedale, Southfield and Southgate and areas between the Sir Alexander Fleming School and the community centre.
Following the Bank Holiday weekend, the demolition of 19 properties and 30 garages in the three streets will start.
The first phase of the regeneration projects will see improvements to the infrastructure, public realm and the provision of two new retail units and four residential flats.
While work is continuing, pedestrian routes will be maintained and clearly signed at all times.
Representatives from Telford & Wrekin Council and McPhillips will be based on site during the work to ensure a proactive and sensitive approach to issues raised by residents.
Eric Carter, cabinet member for housing, regeneration and prosperity, said: "This is the first phase of the Sutton Hill Local Centre scheme which will deliver a substantial social and economic regeneration for the estate.
"After months of planning, consulting and acquiring properties, it is genuinely exciting to be in a position where work is starting on the wider regeneration of the estate.
"This first phase signals the start of a major transformation and upgrade of Sutton Hill and we will be working very closely with residents in the coming months to ensure we deliver what they want."