Investing in Cheltenham’s roads
As part of the £150 million investment in your highways, Gloucestershire County Council resurfacing crews will be tackling key routes through Cheltenham, starting with Gloucester Road near the railway station at the end of July. Here’s all you need to know.
Highways crews will be repairing the stretch between Vineyards Lane and the junction with the High Street as Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, is in need of some TLC. However, for the safety of the crew and members of the public, the road will be closed from the Queens Road mini roundabout. Access up to Vineyards Lane will be permitted for residents only, as and when it is safe to do so.
Thousands of vehicles use this road during the day. To limit disruption the work will be done overnight (7pm – 7am) between Thursday 25 July and Tuesday 13 August, lasting approximately 14 nights (excluding weekends). Crews will be using 2,210 tonnes of material to resurface 8,443 m² of highway.
Parking Zones 12 and 14 will be affected by the closure; residents will need to find alternative parking as roadside and footway parking bays will be suspended each day between 5pm and 8am during the closure period. Vehicles may be towed if they are parked within the closure area, this includes cars parked on the pavement or roadside parking bays. There is guidance of where to park on our website.
Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “This is the first of a few schemes in the programme designed to improve Cheltenham’s key roads. We hope this investment will help make journeys around the town centre a bit smoother for both drivers and cyclists.”
Cllr Chris Coleman, local county councillor for St Mark's and St Peter's (Cheltenham) division, said: “I am pleased Gloucester Road is receiving the attention it desperately needs. It’s important to go on improving roads in the area and I will continue to push for this. While the work is ongoing I would encourage residents to park away from the site to avoid any delays to the work.”
Commuters need to leave plenty of time for their journeys, especially if they are catching a train as the bus service will affected.
This is the first location crews will be visiting in Cheltenham over the summer, and more information on other locations will be available nearer the time.
Other roads scheduled to be resurfaced in Cheltenham this summer:
- A4013 Princess Elizabeth Way, Coronation Square
- A section of A46, Bath Road
- A section of A46, Berkeley Street
Keep up to date with resurfacing information by following @GlosRoads on Twitter, or checking our resurfacing web page.
What’s the diversion route?
From the mini roundabout by the railway station remain on the B4633 Gloucester Road and travel in the direction of the A40 Gloucester Road. At the junction with the A40 turn right and continue towards Cheltenham until you reach the Princess Elizabeth Way roundabout. At the roundabout take the second exit and continue along the A4013 Princess Elizabeth Way all the way to the Kingsditch roundabout. At the roundabout take the third exit onto the A4019 Tewkesbury Road and follow the road to the point of the closure. Diversion is the same in reverse.
Please see links below to the parking website for guidance on where alternative parking may be available: