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Popular Cinderford road set for resurface


A brand new surface will be laid along St Whites's Road in the Forest of Dean this month.


The work will take place over five days from Monday 12th to Friday 16th December on the stretch of the road between the junction with Ruspidge Road and the roundabout at Abbots Road.

To keep everyone safe while the large machinery is on site to lay 825 tonnes of asphalt, the road will need to close to traffic from 7.30am until 5.30pm each day.

Signed diversions avoiding Cinderford town centre and suitable for heavy goods vehicles will be in place to the north and south of Cinderford. 

The northern diversion is via Valley Road, Nailbridge, Mitcheldean, A40, A48, Westbury-on-Severn, Littledean and vice versa.

The southern diversion is via Speech House, Lydney, Blakeney, Newnham, Littledean and vice versa. Local lighter traffic will know of shorter routes.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times including to St Whites Primary School which is located alongside the work site.

Access will also be maintained for emergency vehicles.

The White Hart pub will be accessible from the Valley Road side and from Ruspidge Road. Access to the Mouth Pleasant pub will be possible when safe.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said, "St White's Road is a key part of one of the main routes through the Forest of Dean so this is a really important resurfacing improvement for the area. I'd like to thank local people in advance for their patience while we get the work done."

Cllr Graham Morgan, local county councillor for Cinderford said, "I welcome the new smoother surface that's on the way for St White's Road. We'll see around 5000 square meters of brand new road surface laid over five days and I'm pleased that pedestrian access is being maintained to the school during the work."

The county council's highway crews work around the clock every day of the year to keep Gloucestershire safe and moving. Anyone on Twitter can follow @GlosRoads to find out what is being worked on at the moment and look out for the hashtag #highways365 for the latest updates.

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

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