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Improvements scheduled for Wellington Street, Cheltenham


As part of the county council’s commitment to improve Gloucestershire’s roads, work will begin in February to resurface Wellington Street and improve its footways.

Wellington Street in Cheltenham operates on a one-way system and is used to access Ellenborough House and the Citrus Hotel, formerly The Big Sleep Hotel.

These improvements will provide a smoother road surface for years to come and forms part of the county council’s £150 million investment into Gloucestershire’s highways.

So that the work can go ahead safely, access to the road and on-street parking will be restricted from 5th February with temporary traffic controls for two weeks to allow for pavement works.

A road closure to resurface the road will then be in place from 19th February for one week, when there will be no on-street parking available and access to off-street parking may be subject to long delays. The work will be carried out between 7:30am – 17:30pm every weekday.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said: “We are making long lasting improvements to this area as we know it’s a vital route for many people. I’d like to thank residents and businesses in advance for bearing with us whilst the closure is in place.”

Cllr Klara Sudbury, county councillor for Charlton Park and College, said: “Wellington Street is an important route for residents and visitors to Cheltenham, so this work will be a great contribution to the area.”

Diversion Route:

Follow the diversion along the A46 and take the first turn to Vittoria Walk, continue along the road. At the junction with Montpellier Drive, turn left and follow the road to the junction with Bath Road. Turn right and continue along the Bath Road, at the traffic lights at the junction with Sandford Road turn left and continue to the next junction. Then turn left to College Road. At the junction with the A435 (High Street) turn left and follow the diversion through High Street and Bath Road until you reach Bath Street, then turn right.

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