Calton Road in Gloucester receiving new lease of life
The improvements to Calton Road are part of the county council’s £150 million investment in Gloucestershire’s Highways. The route has been selected because the road is coming to the end of its useful life.
Calton Road is a busy residential area that links access to Calton Primary School and local businesses. The planned works will focus on repairing large areas of the road, using a total of 244 tonnes of tarmac.
To complete the work safely and quickly, Calton Road will be closed from 18th – 22nd December between 7:30am – 5:30pm. During this time, there will be no on-street parking available.
A closure between Stroud Road and Linden Road will also be in place from 18th December to 22nd December.
Work on Linden Road to Tuffley Avenue, outside of Calton Primary School, will not happen until the school has closed for the holidays. It will start on 20th December and be complete by the 22nd December.
There will be a diversion in place along the Stroud Road (B4072) during the works. Amey will be writing to residents with information on how to access their properties during the work. Additional no parking signs will be in place to inform residents on restrictions and Amey will make every effort to cause as little disruption as possible.
Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said: “Investing in Gloucestershire’s highways is important to residents, so it is important to the county council, which is why we’re investing in £150 million worth of improvements.”
Cllr Pam Tracey, county councillor for Hempsted and Westgate, said: “I am grateful for all the improvements GCC and Amey have carried out in the last 12 months to improve the roads in Gloucester. The scheme on Calton Road continues that excellent work.
“Residents have been requesting these improvements for a long time and I look forward to seeing this investment improve the local area.”