Beachley Road in Sedbury to be resurfaced during half term holidays

Published
17.10.2016

To minimise traffic disruption for local people, a brand new road surface will be laid during the school holidays.

The improvements will begin on Thursday 20th October. The old surface road surface will be removed and then completely re-laid.

The work is expected to be complete by Friday 28th October.

Due to the size of the machinery and to protect the workforce and the travelling public, it will be necessary to close the road to traffic each week day from 7:30am until 5.30pm.

The closure will begin at the roundabout and run to the junction with Ormerod Road.

Outside of these hours, and at the weekend, the road will be open as usual.

A diversion will be in place via the A48 and Sedbury lane. Access will be maintained for pedestrians and emergency vehicles.

Signs will be put out to let local people know that businesses will be open as usual.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways said, "The surface of Beachley Road is reaching the end of its life and it's better value for money if we resurface it now rather than carry out temporary fixes.

"I know this is a popular road in Sedbury so to minimise disruption we're going to do the work in the school holidays. I'd like to thank the local businesses, residents and commuters for their patience while we get the improvements done."

Cllr Partick Molyneux, local county councillor for Sedbury said, "I'm pleased that the county council has decided to resurface the road in Sedbury, and very pleased that the work will take place over the half term to there won't be any disruption for the school."

The county council's highway crews work around the clock every day of the year to keep Gloucestershire safe and moving. Anyone on Twitter can follow @GlosRoads to find out what is being worked on at the moment and look out for the hashtag #highways365 for the latest updates.

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

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