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Essential resurfacing for Stow’s town square


Stow on the Wold’s busy town square is being resurfaced from May as part of the county council’s £150 million promise to upgrade Gloucestershire’s roads.

The Square, a prime location for residents and businesses in Stow, is in need of essential resurfacing because the road has deteriorated and reached the end of its life.

To ensure this work is completed as efficiently as possible a road closure will be in place from 5pm on Monday 7th May until 5pm Friday 14th May (excluding weekends).

Work hours will be 7.00am to 5.00pm, with closures in place around the clock due to the location of the works, with no parking or through traffic for the duration. Over the weekend of 12th/13th May, all access routes for The Square will be reopened – along with a majority of The Square. Road closures will then be reinstated for the final day of work on Monday 14th May.

Crews will use 370 tonnes of asphalt to complete this vital resurfacing of the 3341 m2 area of the town square.

“This important scheme highlights our continued investment to keep the county moving. I’d like to reassure residents that we’ll minimise the disruption as much as possible and thank them for their patience.”
Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood

“I’m very pleased The Square is being included in the new resurfacing programme. This is an important area of Stow and the resurfacing will have a significant benefit to the local community. The road has been slowly deteriorating so these improvements will help make the journey smoother for everyone.”
Cllr Nigel Moor, county councillor for Stow-on-the-Wold

Limited parking will be available during the works however, to avoid disappointment, visitors are advised to use alternative car parks. All businesses will be open as usual and pedestrian access will be maintained.


Diversion will be via the A429, Sheep Street, Well Lane, Parson’s Corner and High Street. The diversion is the same in reverse.

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