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Work scheduled to resurface Southam Road, Prestbury


Resurfacing work that was disrupted by severe weather has been scheduled to go ahead in February. Southam Road in Prestbury will be resurfaced from the mini-roundabout where the B4632 meets Noverton Lane and High Street north to Mill Lane.

The route is a popular link between Prestbury and Cleeve Hill, but its surface is now coming to the end of its useful life. The resurfacing is part of the county council’s £150 million investment in Gloucestershire’s highways.

So that the work can go ahead safely, a road closure will be in place from 5 – 8 February. Every effort is being taken to minimise disruption, so this will only be in effect between 9.30am-3.30pm, meaning that the road will stay open during peak times.

Access to properties via Noverton Lane will be closed during work hours. The county council and contractor Amey will be writing to residents with information on how to access their properties during the work.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said: “The safety and quality of Gloucestershire’s roads are vital to people and businesses across the county, which is why we’re investing £150 million to improve road links that will serve Gloucestershire for decades to come.”

Cllr John Payne, county councillor for Pittville and Prestbury said: “Southam Road is a key link for Prestbury, so this work to improve its surface is a welcome stage in the county council’s scheme of works on the area’s major roads.”

Diversion Route:

If approaching from the north, commuters should follow the diversion along the B4632 to Toddington. At the junction with B4077, turn left and follow the road to the Teddington Hands Roundabout. Turn left along the A435 and head to Cheltenham Race Course. At the roundabout near Cheltenham Race Course turn left along the B4075 and continue until you reach the double mini roundabout and turn left back onto the B4632. The route is the same in reverse.

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