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Road surface a princess would be proud of coming to Cheltenham


Gloucestershire County Council highways crews will be starting off their busy resurfacing programme in Cheltenham next year. One of the first roads they will resurface is Princess Elizabeth Way on 8th and 9th January 2019.


As part of the county council’s £150m investment in Gloucestershire’s roads, a stretch of the key road through the west of Cheltenham will be resurfaced 7pm – 7am over night for two nights in the second week of January 2019.

Part of the road between the Benhall roundabout and Shelley Road needs a new surface, and the entrance to the college will not be affected.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways at Gloucestershire County Council, said, “Highways crews have been busy over the last few months to deliver an ambitious programme of works and I hope people are starting to see improvements as they drive around the network.

“We are pleased to be spending the first week of our 2019 programme in Cheltenham, and would like to thank commuters and residents for their patience.”

Please bear with us as our work start and finish dates may have to change at short notice due to winter factors such as heavy rain, changes in temperatures and other weather events. All updates will be available on or social media @GlosRoads and GloucestershireRoads.

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

From the northern point of the closure, proceed on the A4013 Princess Elizabeth Way to the roundabout with the A4019 taking the 3rd exit onto Tewkesbury Road. Continue along the A4019 and the A46 following the one way system onto the A46 High Street. Follow the A46 until the junction with the A4015 Promenade. At this junction take a left following the A4015 until the roundabout with the A40. Take the 2nd exit onto the A40 Lansdown Road following the A40 to the roundabout with the A4013 and point of closure.

From the southern point of the closure, continue on the A40 through Lansdown and at the Texaco Garage island roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A40 Andover Road. Follow the A40 until the roundabout with Old Bath Road. Take the 1st exit to continue on the A40 to the junction with the A435. Turn left onto the A435 and continue onto the A46. At the junction with St James Street take a right and proceed to the junction with the A46 Albion Street. Take a left at the traffic lights to follow the A46 onto the A4019. Continue along the A4019 and Tewkesbury Road until the roundabout with the A4013 Princess Elizabeth and take the 1st exit. Follow the A4013 until the point of the closure.

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