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Road improvements coming to Littledean

Published
03.12.2018

As part of the county council’s £150m investment in Gloucestershire’s roads; the A4151 through Littledean will be resurfaced in the coming weeks.

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To help minimise inconvenience, the resurfacing work will be carried out in two phases. Elton Road and Church Street will be closed from Monday 10th to Friday 21st December from 9am – 3pm (excluding weekends). Broad Street and New Road will be closed from Monday 7th to Monday 21st January 2019 from 9am – 3pm (excluding weekends). Highways crews will complete vital resurfacing along a total of 12,295m² of road with a total of 1,446 tonnes of material.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood, said: “This important scheme is part of our £150m investment and highlights our ongoing commitment in keeping the county moving. These essential improvements will improve several sections of the A4151 through Littledean, making sure our road network is as efficient and safe for all road users as possible. I’d like to reassure residents that we will keep disruption to a minimum and thank them for bearing with us.”

Cllr Richard Boyles, county councillor for Blakeney and Bream, said: “Keeping your highways in great condition is extremely important to us. I am delighted the A4151 in Littledean will benefit from the £150m investment. I would like to thank the local community in advance for their cooperation while the work is carried out.”

What’s the diversion route? (suitable for heavies)

From the west of the closure, follow the diversion along the St White’s Road, Valley road, Forest Vale Road and Broadmoor Road onto A4151 and turn left in direction of the A4136. At the junction follow A4136 via Plump Hill, Mitcheldean and Longhope. At the junction with the A40 turn right and take the A40 in the direction of Gloucester. At the Higham Court roundabout take the second exit and follow the A48 to the junction with the A4151 (Elton Corner), then turn right and follow the road to the closure point. Diversion is the same in reverse. 

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