Improving the drainage system on Cleeve Hill

Published
09.03.2022

Gloucestershire County Council highways officers will be laying a new drainage pipe on the B4632 from Monday 21 March.

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The work will take place on the B4632 between Lye Lane and Gamble Lane on Cleeve Hill near Cheltenham; and will help ease pressure on the existing drainage system.

Highways crews will also be carrying out de-vegetation work off the main carriageway for one day on Thursday 10 March.

From Monday 21 March, temporary two-way traffic lights will be in place for four weeks to allow the popular road to remain open.

Crews will be laying approximately 150m of new 225mm pipe and installing seven new catchpits.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways, said: “Installing a new drain pipe will ensure the drainage system remains fit for purpose for many years to come. We really appreciate people’s patience during these essential works.

“We would also like to thank the local landowner for agreeing to allow us to use their land. This kind gesture will enable our crews to carry out these works without closing this busy and popular road.”

Cllr David Gray, local councillor for Winchcombe and Woodmancote, said: “This scheme is vital to help ease pressure on the existing drainage system. Our crews will be working hard to get this new drain pipe installed as quickly as possible; and I’d like to thank everyone for their co-operation during these important works.”

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