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Overnight resurfacing for south of Shipton section of A40


The county council will carry out resurfacing between 7pm-7am, to maintain a section of dual carriageway used by commuters.

From 2nd - 17th May a section of the A40 dual carriageway south of Shipton will close at night between 7pm - 7am, for resurfacing.

The road will be fully reopened during the daytimes from 7am to 7pm.

The work will help prolong the road’s life and will address defects caused by frequent use.

Residents are asked to plan journeys in advance to avoid the closure times; only emergency vehicles will be permitted to use this section of road whilst closed.

A diversion route suitable for heavy vehicles will be fully signposted from Northleach via the A429 Fosseway to Cirencester, then the A417/419 to Gloucester then the A40 into Cheltenham; and vice versa.

Bob Skillern, local highways manager at Gloucestershire County Council said: “This section of the A40 is important for commuters travelling to and from major locations, including London and Oxford, so it is vital for this resurfacing to go ahead.

“I would like to thank residents in advance for their cooperation while the work is carried out.”