Resurfacing of New Barn Lane in Cheltenham
Residents and businesses are being reminded that essential work starts today to resurface two sites on New Barn Lane, Cheltenham from 13 - 21 December 2016
Gloucestershire County Council will lay a total of 5000m2 of new road surface on this popular route on the outskirts of Cheltenham.
This starts today with a road closure on the western end of New Barn Lane from the Evesham Road roundabout down to the mini-roundabout with Albert Road.
To ease peak-time disruption, this phase of the resurfacing is being done in two sections. Section one from the Evesham Road roundabout to the mini-roundabout at Lexington Square will be closed from 9am to 4pm to allow for rush hour traffic and peak-time Park & Ride operations. When the road is closed access to the Park & Ride and Dragon Veterinary Centre will be possible via the Racecourse main entrance. Access to the UCAS site will not be available for vehicles, and employees have been advised to use the Park & Ride if they are planning to arrive or leave during the road closures times.
The second section, from the mini-roundabout at Lexington Square to the mini-roundabout at Albert Road, will be closed between 7:30am and 5:30pm, with the two sites merging between 9am and 4pm.
This phase will take four days and is due to be completed on Friday 16 December.
The second phase of the resurfacing scheme will close the eastern end of New Barn Lane between 7:30am and 5:30pm from just before The Burgage to just before the junction with Prestbury Road. Work will begin on Monday 19 December for three days, finishing on Wednesday 21 December.
The road between the Evesham Road Roundabout to the road closure just before The Burgage will be open but there will be no through access for anyone trying to drive from one end of New Barn Lane to the other.
Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout both phases of this scheme. The official diversion, using equivalent A roads, from the racecourse end of New Barn Lane will divert traffic north via the A435 past Teddington to the roundabout with the A46, left onto the B4077, past Toddington, left on the B4632, past Winchcombe to Prestbury, and vice versa. Diversion signs will be in place. Those living locally using cars or small vans are likely to use shorter alternatives routes.
Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flooding at Gloucestershire County Council, said: "The re-surfacing is essential to bring this popular road up to standard. We have planned the work carefully to make sure there is minimum disruption to businesses in the area."
Cllr David Prince, county councillor for Pittville and Prestbury, said: "People living and working locally will really benefit from the improved road surface once the work is finished. Thank you to everyone in advance for their patience."