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New road surface fit for a princess


Highways crews will be in Cheltenham resurfacing Coronation Square, Princess Elizabeth Way from Thursday 8 August as part of our £150 million investment into the county’s roads.


The carriageway is in need of essential resurfacing work because it has reached the end of its life span. Coronation Square will be resurfaced from Thursday 8 August to Wednesday 14 August.

To help keep disruption to a minimum, work will take place between 9:30am to 3:30pm (excluding weekends) and the road will still be open during peak travel times.

When the road is closed a signed diversion route using roads which are suitable for all vehicles will be in place. Your highways crews will complete vital resurfacing works along 2,888m² of the road with 414 tonnes of material.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways, said: “As part of the county council’s £150 million investment, we make sure the worst roads are tackled first. We have identified the need to take swift action, resurfacing parts of this busy area in the west of Cheltenham in order to keep Gloucestershire moving.

“Princess Elizabeth Way is a key route for commuters heading onto the A40, with hundreds of vehicle movements everyday. I’d like to reassure residents and road users that we will keep disruption to a minimum and thank them for bearing with us.”

What’s the diversion route?

Other roads due to be resurfaced in Cheltenham this summer include:

  • 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.

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