No street too Deep – or too High: county council resurfacing in Prestbury along popular Cheltenham route

Published
25.01.2017

Motorists will soon get a smoother ride in Prestbury and into Cheltenham, thanks to a programme of road repairs and resurfacing work at High Street and Deep Street.

Prestbury’s High Street and Deep Street are the latest Gloucestershire roads to benefit from the county council’s continued drive to keep the county moving and improve quality of life. A total of 2420 square metres of road will be resurfaced by contractor Amey, using 1100 tonnes of asphalt.

The work will take place from 6th-10th February. Gloucestershire’s economy is a priority for the county council: both streets will be open to vehicles before 9:00am and after 3:30pm to allow commuters to travel with as little disruption as possible.

There will be a signposted route for deliveries and heavy goods vehicles, to the north and west of Prestbury, via Winchcombe, Toddington, the Teddington Hands roundabout and Bishop’s Cleeve.

Both Deep Street and High Street will be open to pedestrians throughout the work - to keep people safe, barriers will be used on either side of the high street, with a manned crossing outside the Kings Arms pub.

Advance warning signs have been put up to keep people informed about the upcoming works, and Prestbury Parish Council has helped hand-deliver letters to all the properties and businesses within the closure area.

Councillor Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said: “During cold weather our roads can suffer from extra wear and tear, making repairs and resurfacing even more important.

“The county council is committed to continually improving local highways - I’m pleased to announce the latest in our programme of road improvements. This work will improve travel around Prestbury for residents and businesses, as well as keeping a popular route into Cheltenham moving safely and efficiently.”

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