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Improvement work to be carried out in Coleford's St Johns Street

Published
01.03.2016

Road markings will be refreshed and a new tactile crossing will be installed during work to improve a popular Coleford street.

The work will be carried out by Gloucestershire County Council to make it easier for pedestrians to be seen, and to get across the road safely when shopping in the Forest town.

Beginning on Wednesday 16th March the road markings around the existing speed cushions will be refreshed and seven bollards will be put in to highlight the presence of pedestrians.

A new crossing will be put in near the hairdressers with a textured ground surface to help pedestrians who are blind or visually impaired.

The road will be closed between 8:30am and 4pm each day while the improvements are carried out and a small diversion will be in place. The road will remain open at all other times.

The work is expected to be completed by Friday 18th March.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways said, "These improvements in Coleford will make it safer and easier for shoppers to get around and I'd like to thank local people for their patience while we get the work done.

"Our highway crews work 365 days a year to keep Gloucestershire moving, whether that's on foot or by car.

"Anyone who sees a problem with a pavement, streetlight or crossing can help us to put it right by visiting www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/reportit."

Cllr Paul McMahon, local county councillor for Coleford said, "Finally, after much consultation with both the public and traders, we've produced much needed improvements to St John's Street, which meets the needs of all."

Gloucestershire County Council's highways team work 365 days a year to keep Gloucestershire moving. Follow @GlosRoads for updates and the latest information about highways work.

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