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A38 Mythe Road set for improved surface

Published
14.09.2016

Work will begin on the popular road in Tewkesbury next week to improve the overall road surface and make it more durable.

The improvements will take place between Monday 19th of September and Tuesday 4th of October.

To ensure the safety of both the travelling public and the workforce, and due to the width of the road and the size of the machinery, it is necessary to close the A38 to traffic from the Mythe Causeway to Shuthonger from 7:30am to 5:30pm each week day. The road will be open at weekends and at all other times.

Pedestrians and emergency vehicles will still be able to access the road.

As the Mythe Bridge is not suitable for vehicles over 7.5f the official diversion route will be via the A38 to Bredon through Eckington West towards Upton on Severn then via the A38 South. Also via Westward Longton, Upton on Severn and the A438 South. However, local lighter traffic will know of shorter routes.

Road users are advised to allow extra time and plan their journeys in advance as traffic is likely to be heavier on local roads.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said, "These improvements we're making on this important stretch of the A38 in Tewkesbury will be greatly welcomed. The road is an essential link for the surrounding areas and I'd like to thank in advance all road users and residents for their patience while we get the work done."

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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