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Bath Road taps into the £150 million investment


In the coming weeks, Cheltonians will benefit from another pothole free road as Gloucestershire County Council’s Highways team improves the A46 Bath Road.


As part of the county council’s £150m investment in Gloucestershire’s roads; the A46 Bath Road in Cheltenham, a popular town centre route for motorists, will be resurfaced. The road will be closed overnight from Thursday 29 August to Monday 9 September (excluding weekends). No closure will be in place on Friday 6 September.

To help minimise inconvenience and disruption the work will take place between 7pm to 7am to allow the road to be open during peak times.

This scheme follows immediately on from the resurfacing of Berkeley Street. Your highways crews will complete vital resurfacing works along 5391m² of the road with 791 tonnes of material.

When the road is closed a signed diversion route using roads which are suitable for all vehicles will be in place.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways, said: “We're laying a brand new surface on this popular route which forms part of our £150 million investment to improve Gloucestershire’s roads.

“Resurfacing Bath Road means road users will benefit from improved driving conditions into the future, and I’d like to thank local residents for their patience while this work is carried out.”

Cllr Klara Sudbury, local councillor for Charlton Park and College, said: “I’m pleased to see this investment on Bath Road, it is a key route in Cheltenham, with hundreds of vehicle movements everyday and local residents will agree it’s in need of resurfacing.

“I’d like to ask road users and the local community to please bear with us while we carry out this important work.”

Keep up to date with resurfacing information by following @GlosRoads on Twitter, or checking our resurfacing web page.

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