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Resurfacing investment for Nailsworth

Published
23.03.2017

To help keep Gloucestershire moving, the county council will lay a brand new road surface along a main route between Bath and Stroud.

Resurfacing on the A46 Stroud Road and Bath Road will go ahead from 6th to 18th April. Night closures will be in place between 7pm-7am, to complete the work as swiftly as possible and keep traffic running smoothly for local businesses, schools, road users and residents.

During the work, asphalt thirteen times the weight of the space shuttle (1000 tonnes) will be laid over an area 8000 metres square: one-and-a-half times as big as a football field.

The road will be open around the clock during weekends. A signed diversion using equivalent ‘A’ roads will be in place during the closure.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said:The county council has almost completed its yearly programme of resurfacing. This work in Nailsworth will help make this important stretch of road smooth and pothole free in the future.”

Cllr Dorcas Binns, county councillor for Nailsworth said: “This work will be a great improvement and reduce the need for roadworks in the future. I am delighted that Nailsworth residents will benefit from the county’ council’s highway investment this year.”