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New road surface coming to Cheltenham town centre


Gloucestershire County Council will be resurfacing Fairview Road and St Margaret’s Road this month as part of the £150 million investment into your highways.

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Resurfacing work is planned to take place between 11 June and 1 July (excluding weekends), overnight from 7pm to 7am to limit disruption to Cheltenham town centre.                 

The scheme will refresh the road surface between St Margaret’s Road junction with Henrietta Street, and Fairview Road junction with Winchcombe Street. However the roads will be closed between St George’s Street and Albion Street junctions for safety. Due to the one way system, a few other side roads will also need to be closed for safety. These include:

  • Dunalley Street
  • Sections of North Place
  • Sections of Portland Street
  • Prestbury Road, southbound towards the town centre
  • Sherbourne Place
  • Winchcombe Street

A signed diversion will be in place. All roads will be reopened during the day.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highway, said, “Although it’s inconvenient, it’s important we keep investing in our roads especially in busy areas. And it’s not just vehicles that benefit from a smoother surface cyclists and pedestrians too. Our pledge of £150 million for roads is in its final year, and this is one more scheme aiming to tackle problem potholes in Cheltenham longer term.”

Local residents and businesses have been given advance warning by letter, and a copy can be found online. The start and end dates are planned and could change, so keep an eye on our web page, social media or the signs on site for any short notice changes.

Businesses which need to get in touch with the team can email

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