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Overnight resurfacing at Berkeley Heath

Published
06.04.2018

The B4066 at Berkeley Heath will be resurfaced between the A38 and Canonbury Street from 23rd April to 25th May.

The condition of the road surface has deteriorated and needs to be replaced.

Nearly 8000 tonnes of new road surface will be laid along a 1700m stretch during the improvement work which is part of the county council’s £150 million promise to upgrade Gloucestershire’s roads.

Due to the depth of the digging needed to reconstruct the road between the A38 and the roundabout with Canonbury Street, it will be necessary to close the road each night from 7pm until 7am between Monday 23rd April and Friday 25th May (excluding weekends and bank holidays).

During the nightly closures a signed diversion will be in place suitable for heavy goods vehicles. This will be via the A38 north, left onto Breadstone through Halmore to Wanswell and turning right then left to Sharpness, and then left onto Saniger Lane to re-join the B4066 down to Berkeley.

For local lighter traffic an alternative diversion will run from the A38 south to Stone turning right by the church and school towards Ham, then through Ham to Berkeley.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways said, “We’re resurfacing the busy B4066 at Berkeley Heath as part of our £150 million promise to upgrade the county’s highways.

“As this is a main route into the town we’re making the improvements at night time so that any disruption can be kept to a minimum. I’d like to thank local people and businesses for their patience.”

Local county councillor Brian Tipper said, “I look forward to the fresh new surface we’ll have on our main road into Berkeley. I’d like to apologise in advance to anyone delayed by the temporary night time diversions, while I appreciate it’s not the most convenient of routes, the new look B4066 will be worth it.”

If you require any further information regarding this closure please call 08000 514514.

Diversion route for HGVs:

Diversion route for LGVs:

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