A brand new surface for Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham
A major road in Cheltenham is being resurfaced from 17th May as part of Gloucestershire County Council’s £150m investment into the county’s highways.
As part of the council’s ongoing commitment into Gloucestershire roads, the A4019 Tewkesbury Road in Cheltenham is being resurfaced between the B4633 Gloucester Road junction and the roundabout at A4014 Kingsditch Lane.
The A4019 Tewkesbury Road is a vital route for Cheltenham. It is in need of extensive resurfacing due to surface deterioration.
Crews will complete resurfacing over 20,976m² of the road with approximately 2476 tonnes of material.
To keep disruption to a minimum work will take place at night. Starting on Thursday 17th May, crews will work overnight between 8pm and 7am until Thursday 14th June (excluding Saturday and Sunday nights).
Only one side of the carriageway will be closed at a time and closures will begin at 8pm each night in line with the closing times of most of the surrounding retail businesses. Local access for residents and businesses without an alternative route in or out will be managed using temporary traffic lights.
“This important scheme forms part of our £150m promise to improve Gloucestershire’s highways. These works will have a major benefit to local businesses and residents in Cheltenham. I would like to reassure residents that we will keep disruption to a minimum and I’d like to thank them for bearing with us.”
Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways.
This scheme will be carried out in two sections and diversion routes will be sign posted.
First section – 17th to 29th May and 13th to 14th June – Northbound carriageway will be closed and northbound traffic will need to follow the diversion. Southbound carriageway will be open but restricted to one lane only.
Second section – 30th May to 12th June – Southbound carriageway will be closed and southbound traffic will need to follow the diversion. Northbound carriageway will be open but restricted to one lane.
Tesco Access – when we are working on the northbound carriageway, customer access will only be available from the Gloucester Road entrance during working hours, exit only via Colletts Drive onto Tewkesbury Road (southbound).
From Kingsditch Lane roundabout; travel south on Princess Elizabeth Way (A4013), then left onto the A40, bear left onto Lansdown Road and continue north on the one-way system to join the A4019, turn left to join Gloucester Road. Diversion is the same in reverse.