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Reinforcing the route between Berkeley and Sharpness Docks


Berkeley bypass (B4066) will undergo essential patching works on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council from 9th April 2018.


As part of the council’s ongoing commitment to Gloucestershire’s roads, Berkeley bypass will receive vital carriageway patching on the B4066 between Station Road and Bridge Road (near Sharpness Docks).

The Berkeley Bypass (B4066) is a main route from Berkeley towards the Sharpness Docks and is in need of crucial carriageway patching because the road surface has deteriorated and sections of the roads need to be repaired.

Crews will complete essential patching along the 2.65km stretch of road with over 200 tonnes of material.

To keep disruption to a minimum work will take place at night. Starting at 7pm on Monday 9th April, crews will work overnight between 7pm and 7am until Friday 13th April.

“This important scheme shows our continued investment to keep the county moving and is vital to delivering on our £150 million promise to Gloucestershire’s highways. These improvements will also lay the foundation for more essential work later next month. I’d like to reassure residents that we will keep disruption to a minimum and thank them for bearing with us.”
Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and floods

“This is an important route and the resurfacing will have a significant benefit to the local community here in Berkeley. The carriageway has been slowly deteriorating so these vital improvements will help make the journey smoother for everyone.”
Cllr Brian Tipper, county councillor for Cam Valley

To minimise disruption to the businesses in and around the docks, the scheme is being delivered in two phases. There is no diversion available for the first phase due to the location of the works. The second phase will have a diversion in place suitable for vehicles less than 3.8m high due to low bridges.


  • 9th-11th April – no diversion available;
  • 12th-13th April – diversion via Newtown, height limit of 3.8m due to low bridges.

This scheme will be followed by resurfacing works later in April on the A4066 at Berkeley Heath (A38 to Canonbury Street roundabout). This scheme will also be delivered at night to minimise disruption.

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