Investing in Cheltenham’s roads
St James Square and St Georges Place in Cheltenham are being resurfaced this month as part of the county council’s £150 million investment in Gloucestershire’s roads.
St James Square will be resurfaced overnight from Monday 10th February to Friday 14th February with additional works taking place on Wednesday 19th February and Thursday 20th February.
St Georges Place will also be resurfaced overnight from Monday 17th February to Wednesday 19th February.
All works will take place between 7pm to 7am to allow both roads to stay open during peak times. When the roads are closed a diversion route suitable for all vehicles will be in place.
The road surfaces have both reached the end of their life and need replacing. Combined, a total of 4,620m2 of road will be resurfaced with 901 tonnes of material.
Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways, said: “We're pleased to be resurfacing two busy roads in Cheltenham which forms part of our £150 million investment to improve Gloucestershire’s highways. St James Square and St Georges Place are both key routes into the town, with hundreds of vehicle movements everyday. These essential improvements will create a smooth pothole free journey for all road users.”
Cllr Tim Harman, county councillor for Lansdown and Park, said: “I’m delighted that part of our £150 million investment is being used to improve both St James Square and St Georges Place. I know this work will cause some people delays; however our crews will carry out the resurfacing overnight and as quickly as possible. I ask local residents to please bear with us while we carry out this vital work.”
What’s the diversion routes?