New road surface for A48 Stroat
Gloucestershire County Council will be resurfacing part of the A48 at Stroat in the Forest of Dean, overnight between 6 and 20 September.
As part of the county council’s £150million investment in your highways, crews will be resurfacing the A48 from Wibdon Farm to Dayhouse Quarry, Tidenham. Approximately 2405 tonnes of material will give nearly 2km of road a refreshed surface.
The work will be done overnight between 7pm and 7am to minimise disruption to residents and commuters. There will be a diversion in place suitable for heavy goods vehicles, however locals may know a shorter route. Pedestrian and emergency access will be maintained at all times during the work.
Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways, said, “We’ve listened to feedback from residents and since our pledge of investing £150 million in roads we have been focusing on key routes in the county. We resurfaced part of the A48 near Westbury-on-Severn earlier this year and the work on the A48 at Newnham has recently been completed. This scheme will repair another part of this essential road through the Forest of Dean, helping to keep the county moving.”
Cllr Patrick Molyneux, local member for Forest of Dean: Sedbury, said, “I’m pleased to see more highways work happening in the Forest of Dean. The A48 in the Forest is used by thousands of vehicles everyday, so it’s essential it stays in good condition. The disruption will be worth it in the long run.”
What’s the diversion route (suitable for heavies)?
North-east to Lydney on A48, then north west on B4231 / B4228 to Coleford and on to Staunton, then continue on south west on A4136 to join the A40 at Monmouth. Follow the A40 south west to Raglan, then A449 to join the A48 on the outskirts of Newport. Stay on the A48 back up to Tidenham.