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Essential resurfacing for A48 High Street, Newnham


Newnham High Street is being resurfaced overnight as part of Gloucestershire County Council’s £150 million promise to upgrade the county’s highways. 

As part of the council’s ongoing commitment to the county’s roads, the A48 High Street will be resurfaced from Monday 18th June, finishing on Friday 22nd June. The road is in need of resurfacing because it has reached the end of its life expectancy.

The A48 High Street is a busy road in a residential area. To ensure minimum disruption to road users and local residents, work will take place over night between 7pm and 7am, in order to keep the crew safe the road will be closed during these times. The High Street will be open as usual in the daytime throughout the scheme.

Crews will complete vital resurfacing along the 500m stretch of road with 528 tonnes of material.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood, said: “Keeping Gloucestershire moving is what our £150 million investment into roads is all about. This is another important scheme that will make much needed improvements to our road network. I’d like to reassure residents that we will keep disruption to a minimum and thank them for bearing with us.”

Cllr Richard Boyles, county councillor for Blakeney and Bream, said: “This is a vital route and the resurfacing will have a significant benefit to the local community here in Newnham. The road has been slowly deteriorating so I welcome these improvements and ask that residents please bear with us while we carry out this essential work.”

Letters have been sent to residents along the route with details about local access arrangements. 

Advance warning signs are on display and a diversion will be fully signed when work starts. Access will be maintained throughout the scheme when safe to do so.

What’s the diversion route?

Follow the A48 towards Lydney. In Lydney, turn right and follow the B4234 via Whitecroft and Parkend. At the junction with the Speech House Road, turn right and continue via Cinderford and then on the A4151 through Littledean and the Elton Corner. Diversion is the same in reverse.


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