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Resurfacing means smoother arrival into Cheltenham


The county council will make smooth work of resurfacing at the A40  junction at London Road and Old Bath Road, which will be carried out during evenings to minimise disruption.

Used by thousands of commuters, businesses and shoppers, the main route into and out of the south west of Cheltenham is subject to heavy wear and tear. The junction upgrade will mean a quicker, safer and altogether more pleasant journey into Cheltenham and is part of the county council’s continued investment in local roads.


To keep roads open during the daytime and minimise disruption, road closures have been planned for the evenings between 7-11pm from 20th until 24th March. During this time, 500 tonnes of durable new asphalt – three times the weight of an average sized house – will be laid over 1000 square metres of road, which is around the size of four tennis courts.


The majority of traffic will be able to find short routes around the closed section of road, but for heavier vehicles the following diversion route will be signposted: From Berkeley Street turn right and follow A46 Bath Road, then turn left into Sandford Road, left again onto Old Bath Road and right onto Sandford Mill Road (one-way restriction lifted) to re-join A40 London road eastbound – and vice versa.


Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood, said: “We know that highways are important to residents – which means they’re a priority for us, too. We’re continually investing in local roads to keep the county moving, especially in the case of busy junctions such as this.”