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Essential improvement work at Stanley Mills bridge


The county council is making essential structural improvements and adding safety features to the 200 year old Stanley Mills Bridge, Ryeford Road South nr King’s Stanley.




The changes will help meet the demands of heavier vehicles and increased traffic, and work will start on 19th June.

A traffic priority scheme is being added to improve safety for vehicles passing on the narrow section of road across the bridge. The project will make sure the route is safe and well maintained for road users in the long term.

The bridge upgrade is a complex structural engineering project, and for this work to go ahead the road must remain closed for a 12 week period. Pedestrian access will remain open throughout.

The official diversion route will be signposted via Stanley Downton and Bridgend, with an alternative route to the A419 and Stroud available via Selsley. Traffic currently travelling via Ryeford Road South may use these diversion routes.

Access to businesses in the village, and primary schools, can be made via Bridgend or Selsley.

There will be diversions in place for buses. Please check timetable information with bus operators.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said: “It’s a priority for us to keep the county’s highways well maintained, in particular ensuring that bridges remain safe into the long term future. I’d like to thank residents in advance for their patience while this important and complex structural project is carried out.”