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Overnight resurfacing on Painswick Road


Your highways crews will be resurfacing the A46 Painswick Road in Stroud from 23rd August as part of Gloucestershire County Council’s £150m investment into the county’s roads.

The A46 Painswick Road in Stroud is a major route in the county for buses and commuters. The busy road has deteriorated over time and therefore requires repairing. Painswick Road will be resurfaced up to Salmon Springs from Thursday 23rd to Wednesday 29th August. To keep disruption to a minimum, work will take place overnight from 7pm - 7am.

Your highways crews will be resurfacing over 5,000m² of road with approximately 590 tonnes of material. This scheme follows immediately on from the resurfacing of the A46 in Painswick village.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood, said: “We're laying a brand new surface on this busy route which forms part of our £150 million investment to improve Gloucestershire’s roads. These works will have a major benefit to local businesses and residents as well as keeping a popular route into Stroud moving safely and efficiently. I would like to reassure residents that by resurfacing the road overnight, we will keep disruption to a minimum and reduce potential delays.”

Cllr Eva Ward, county councillor for Stroud Central, said: “This is an important route and the resurfacing will have a significant benefit to the local community here in Stroud. Residents have been requesting these improvements for a long time. I look forward to the work being completed and seeing the positive impact for local people, businesses and commuters.”

During the works, access to the Salmon Springs Industrial Estate will be maintained from the north (Painswick) direction only. There will be no access via the A46 from the Stroud direction. Painswick Road will be closed to southbound through-traffic at the Pitchcomb junction of the A46/A4173.  A signed diversion will be in place.

What’s the diversion route?

From the south end of the closure, head west on the A4171 and join the A419 in Dudbridge.  Continue west on the A419 over the M5 to join A38, then head north. At the junction with Bristol Road turn right to stay on the A38 Cole Avenue, then turn right onto the A4173 Stroud Road and continue south to the Pitchcombe junction onto the A46. The diversion is the same in reverse.



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