Keeping Stroud moving: Farmhill Lane and Paganhill Lane to be resurfaced

Published
01.02.2017

Gloucestershire county council’s latest resurfacing work in Stroud will improve safety and reduce journey times for residents, as well as improving access to local businesses.

The work will be delivered outside peak travel times and during half term to minimise disruption.

 

With many residents commuting to Gloucester by public transport on this route, as well as it being a popular route to local schools, the 17,938 square metres of road that make up Farmhill Lane and Paganhill Lane are vital to the town’s roads network.

 

A significant number of homes, businesses, several schools and pubs are based along the route. Wear and tear caused by regular use, plus current cold weather, has left both roads in need of resurfacing – so 1123 tonnes of fresh asphalt will be laid by the council’s contractor, Amey, as part of a county wide drive to keep Gloucestershire moving smoothly and safely.

 

To allow work to be carried out, Pagan Hill will be closed on the evening of 9th and 10th of February between 7pm and 11pm to minimise disruption. Farmhill Lane will close in between commuter hours – 9.30am – 3pm on 13th -19th February. Pedestrian access will be open as usual.

 

A diversion route suitable for heavy vehicles will be signposted via Whiteshill, Edge and Pitchcombe.

 

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood, said: “It’s a priority for the county council to keep roads in a decent state as part of our duty to residents and businesses in the area. This route will be tackled as part of our proactive scheme of highways improvements."