Essential overnight resurfacing on A38 Tewkesbury Bypass

Published
12.08.2021

As part of our £150 million investment, vital resurfacing will be carried out on the A38 in Tewkesbury next week to repair damage caused by the summer heatwave.

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The surface dressing on the road had deteriorated following the high temperatures from last month. As a result Gloucestershire County Council has been working with its partners Ringway and Euro Surface Treatments to carry out emergency measures to keep the road safe.

The road was dusted using fine grit to soak up the surface material which had melted in the heat, but unfortunately it could not be saved and a full resurfacing is needed.

The carriageway will be resurfaced overnight from Monday 16 – Tuesday 31 August.

In total, the resurfacing will take 11 nights to complete; however to help minimise disruption, the works will be done in two phases and take place between 7pm to 7am (excluding weekends and the bank holiday Monday).

Once the work has been completed, the road will have an expected life of 20 years.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways, and county councillor for Tewkesbury East, said: “We're laying a brand new surface on this popular road which forms part of our £150 million investment to improve Gloucestershire’s highways. By carrying out the resurfacing overnight we will keep disruption to a minimum. I would like to thank road users and the local community here in Tewkesbury for their patience while our crews carry out this important work.” 

Keep up to date with resurfacing information by following @GlosRoads on Twitter, or checking our resurfacing web page.

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