Evening working will bring new surface to the A429 at Stow-on-the-Wold

Published
28.11.2016

Approximately 1800 square meters of the Fosseway and Station Road will be resurfaced from Monday 5th to Friday 9th December.

Work will take place to improve the main route into Stow-on-the-Wold in time for Christmas.

To minimise disruption to traffic and Christmas trading for local businesses, the work will be carried out between 7pm and 11pm each day.

The work will take place from the traffic island next to the 'Welcome to Stow-on-the-Wold' sign up to the junction with Sheep Street.

To keep everyone safe while the large machinery is on site, the road will need to close to traffic during these times and a diversion will be in place via Burford and Chipping Norton, and vice versa.

The county council appreciates that the diversion is long but legally must publicise an alternative route using equivalent A roads. People living locally, driving cars and small vans are welcome to use shorter alternative routes that they are aware of.

Access will be maintained for pedestrians at all times.

The work, which will cost around £60,000 to complete, has been funded from Gloucestershire County Council's Pothole Fund.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said, "We've planned evening working along the A429 so we can reduce any impact on Christmas trading for the local Stow businesses."

Cllr Nigel Moor, local county councillor for Stow-on-the-Wold said, "The improvement work will see more than 315 tonnes of asphalt laid to give a smoother road surface into town. I'd like to thank local people for their patience during the five evening closures."

If you require any further information regarding this closure please call 08000 514514.

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