Investing in Cheltenham’s roads, resurfacing A435 Southam Lane junction
The A435 junction with Southam Lane near Cheltenham will be resurfaced overnight next week as part of Gloucestershire County Council’s £150 million promise to invest in the county’s roads.
In order to minimise disruption, work will take place at night. Starting on Monday 17th June, crews will be in action between 7pm and 7am, until Friday 5th July (excluding Saturday and Sunday nights). A diversion route will be in place suitable for all vehicles that would usually use the closed road.
Due to the nature of the engineering equipment needed for carriageway resurfacing, the road closure area can cover an area greater than the area being resurfaced. This is to allow activities such as the moving of machinery and material safely. Crews have planned the work so that they can be in and out as quickly as possible, and with minimal inconvenience to road users and local residents.
Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood, said: “Resurfacing busy junctions is an important part of delivering our promise to invest £150 million into improving Gloucestershire’s highways. I’d like to thank residents for their patience while we carry out these works, and reassure them that we will keep disruption to a minimum”.
Cllr Roger Wilson, local councillor for Winchcombe and Woodmancote division, said: “This is a well used section of road that will benefit from the new road surface once work is complete. I would encourage everyone to plan their journeys ahead, and thank residents for their patience”.
Letters have been sent to residents along the route with details about local access arrangements. A diversion route will be fully signposted when work begins.
Unfortunately the weather can cause delays to resurfacing works, so please keep up to date with works and road closures near you by following @GlosRoads on Twitter and Facebook. Updates will also be available on our website
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