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Vital resurfacing ahead for B4058 Old Town, Wotton-under-Edge

Published
21.02.2018

A busy B-road through Wotton under Edge is being resurfaced as part of Gloucestershire County Council’s £150 million promise to upgrade the county’s highways.

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As part of the ongoing commitment to the county’s roads, the B4058 Old Town will be resurfaced starting on Sunday 11th March. The road is in need of essential resurfacing work because it has reached the end of its life expectancy.

To keep disruption to an absolute minimum work will take place during the day on three consecutive Sundays throughout March 2018.

There will be a road closure in place on Sunday 11th, 18th and 25th March from 7.30am to 5.30pm. The town centre will be open as usual throughout the scheme. We would advise residents, businesses and visitors to use local roads to access the town centre.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood, said: “It’s great to see this essential work begin and it highlights our ongoing commitment to keep the county’s moving. I would like to reassure residents that we will keep disruption to a minimum and we’d like to thank them for bearing with us.”

Cllr John Cordwell, county councillor for Wotton-under-Edge, said: “This is an important route and the resurfacing will have a significant benefit to the local community here in Wotton-under-Edge, which is why I have contributed £7000 of Highways Local funds to the scheme. The carriageway has been slowly deteriorating so these vital improvements will help make the journey smoother for everyone.”

Letters have been sent to residents along the route with details about local access arrangements. Crews will do their upmost to maintain access for residents when it is safe to do so.

Advance warning signs are on display and a diversion will be fully signed when work starts. Pedestrian access will be maintained.

Diversion:

If approaching from the north, commuters should follow the diversion along the B4058 (Coombe Rd) until they reach a junction with the A4135 (Whiteway). Turn left and follow the A4135 all the way to Dursley. Continue through Dursley along the A4135 until you reach a roundabout with Woodfield Road. Take the first exit and follow Woodfield Road to the junction with the Dursley Road.  At the junction turn left and continue along The Avenue and The Street towards Stinchcombe. From Stinchcombe continue along the B4060 to the point of the closure. The diversion is the same in reverse.

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