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Essential resurfacing for Eastern Avenue, Gloucester


As part of the £150 million investment into the counties roads Gloucestershire County Council highways crews will be resurfacing one of Gloucester’s most important routes at the end of June.


The northbound side of A38 Eastern Avenue will be closed overnight (8pm – 7am) between Tuesday 25 June and Thursday 11 July (excluding weekends) for crews to lay a brand new surface. The new surface will stretch from the Metz Way junction to the Barnwood Road roundabout.

Your highways crews will be resurfacing over 7,949m² of road with approximately 2,523 tonnes of material.

To limit disruption to motorists the road will be closed overnight (8pm – 7am) and a signed diversion route using roads which are suitable for all vehicles will be in place.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways at Gloucestershire County Council, said, “We are starting to see real progress being made around the county following the extra £150 million investment into your highways. Eastern Avenue is used by thousands of vehicles each day to get around the city, so it’s really important it stays in good condition. We appreciate this work is inconvenient, however it will be worth it once the work is complete.”

Cllr David Brown, local county councillor for Barnwood and Hucclecote, said, “Eastern Avenue is such a vital route through Gloucester so I’m pleased to see highways are resurfacing here. Part of Barnwood Road on the city side of the Barnwood roundabout has also been resurfaced recently which will hopefully make journeys around the city a bit smoother for the residents of Barnwood & Hucclecote and others.”

Keep up to date with resurfacing information by following @GlosRoads on Twitter, or checking our resurfacing web page.

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