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Investment means new road surface for A429 Fossecross junction


As part of the county council’s commitment to upgrading highways and repairing potholes, resurfacing will be carried out at a well-travelled section of the A429 Fosseway from 19th – 30th June.

The scheme will be carried out in two phases to reduce disruption as much as possible during the work.

From 19th-28th June an eight-day closure will be in place for phase one of the work. This will take place on a section south of the Hare and Hounds pub at the Fossecross junction.

On 29th and 30th June, the second phase will see a section north of the Fossecross junction closed for two days.

To enable the resurfacing to be completed as quickly as possible, the closures will be in place from 7.30am to 5.30pm each day, except for weekends.

Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout.

A diversion route suitable for heavy vehicles will be signposted: north from Fossecross on the A429, turn left onto the A40 at Northleach then left onto the A436 at Shipton. Continue past Ullenwood, then turn left onto the A417 heading south towards Cirencester, then join the A429 north, and vice versa.

Shorter local routes will be available for the majority of traffic.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said: “We’re identifying routes for immediate resurfacing action, helping as many residents benefit from the investment as quickly as possible.

“This important section of road has been flagged as a target as it connects drivers in Cirencester, Stow on the Wold and Moreton in Marsh with the A429 – meaning that soon, these residents will benefit from a smoother, pothole free journey.

“I want to thank all roadusers in advance for bearing with us while we work towards a brand new surface on this section of road.”