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New surface for Cirencester key route


Gloucestershire County Council highways crews will be resurfacing A429 Burford Road, Cirencester overnight from 31 July to 7 August.

A road closure will be in place from 7pm until 7am Monday to Friday to minimise disruption to residents and commuters. The road will reopen over the weekend (Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August) before work completes on Tuesday 7. August.

Crews will be using about 872 tonnes of material to resurface 6000 square metres of the busy route linking Grove Lane to the A417.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways, said:

“This part of the A429 has deteriorated and needs a new surface, so as part of our £150 million investment in the counties roads we are tackling the problem head on. We know this road is important for the area so please bear with us while the work is completed.”

Cllr Nigel Robbins OBE, local member for Cirencester Beeches, said: 

“This is a key route for commuters as well as an important link connecting Cirencester residents to the Cotswolds and beyond.  I have urged the council to resurface Burford Road for a number of years, so am very pleased that this long overdue project will now receive the necessary investment.” 

What’s the diversion route (suitable for heavies)?

From the northern end of the closure, take the A417 towards Swindon. Continue along the road until you reach an exit towards South Cerney, Cerney Wick B4696. Take the exit and continue along the roundabout and over the bridge in the direction to the A419 Cirencester. Take the A419 and continue along the road to the roundabout with Bristol Road/A429 – take the third exit and continue on the A429 Swindon Road. At the next roundabout take the third exit towards Burford Rd.


Gloucestershire County Council is investing £150 million into our roads, effectively doubling the resurfacing programme over the next four years, to help keep your county moving – our biggest ever investment. You can read more about the work we have completed over the last six months online here. Keep up to date with works and road closures near you by following @GlosRoads on Twitter and Facebook.

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