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A429 Fosse Way receiving new lease of life


The popular A-road between Cirencester and Northleach is being resurfaced overnight from 13th September as part of Gloucestershire County Council’s £150m investment into the county’s roads.

The carriageway has reached the end of its life expectancy and needs to be resurfaced. The road will be closed from Thursday 13th September to Wednesday 19th September. To keep disruption to a minimum, work will take place during 7pm - 7am (excluding Saturday and Sunday nights).

Your highways crews will be resurfacing over 8,548m² of road with approximately 1,100 tonnes of material.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood, said: “As part of our £150 million investment into Gloucestershire’s roads, we are making long lasting improvements to this popular area as we know it’s a vital route for many people. I’d like to thank road users in advance for bearing with us whilst the closure is in place.”

What’s the diversion route?

From the southern extents of the scheme continue along the A429 to Cirencester. At the junction with Burford Road turn right and continue along the Burford Road over the motorway bridge to the roundabout with the A417 (Grove Lane). At the roundabout take the third exit and continue on the A417 to the junction with the A435 then turn right. Continue along the A435 all the way to Seven Springs Roundabout. At the Seven Springs Roundabout continue towards Stow on the A436 and follow the road towards Andoversford. At Andoversford, at the junction with the A40 turn right and follow the road to the roundabout with the A429, then take the third exit towards Cirencester to the closure point. Diversion is the same in reverse.

Gloucestershire County Council is investing £150 million into our roads, effectively doubling the resurfacing programme over the next four years, to help keep your county moving – our biggest ever investment. Keep up to date with works and road closures near you by following @GlosRoads on Twitter and Facebook.

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