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Racecourse roundabout set for new road surface


Gloucestershire County Council will be resurfacing the roundabout outside Cheltenham racecourse this weekend with a diversion in place for traffic.

The improvement work will see 300 tonnes of new material put down on the roundabout to create a smoother and safer road surface for the many hundreds of vehicles which use it each day.

To minimise disruption the work will take place over the weekend.

The roundabout will be closed to traffic from 7am this Saturday 21st May and will reopen at 6am on Monday 23rd May.

Advance warning signs are already in place for motorists in the area.

During the work signed diversions will be in place.

Access will be maintained for pedestrians and emergency vehicles.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways said, "We're laying a brand new surface on this popular Cheltenham roundabout. These are priority improvements which will be carried out over the weekend to minimise disruption. I'd like to thank local people and visitors for their patience while we get the work done."

Special arrangements have been made for Stagecoach buses, allowing them to pass through the racecourse grounds.

If you require any further information about this closure please call 08000 514514.

The county council's highway crews work around the clock every day of the year to keep Gloucestershire safe and moving. Anyone on Twitter can follow @GlosRoads to find out what is being worked on at the moment and look out for the hashtag #highways365 for the latest updates.

Full diversion details for Cheltenham racecourse roundabout closure:

Diversion from NORTH
Turn left into Southam Lane, then turn right on to B4632. Follow road to junction with Noverton Lane, turn right through Prestbury High Street then turn right again into New Barn Lane. And vice versa.

Diversion from SOUTH
From Portland street, Cheltenham turn right and follow Prestbury road into Prestbury High street. Turn left at the junction with Noverton Lane then follow B4632 north. Turn left into Southam Lane. And vice versa.

Diversion from WEST
From Swindon lane turn left into Tommy Taylors Lane then right at junction with St Pauls Road. Turn immediately left into Carlton Place to avoid low bridge. Turn left again into Swindon Road, follow A4019 (Swindon Road) until traffic signals at Portland Street. Turn left again along Portland Street. Then follow diversion south.

Diversion from EAST
From the junction with New Barn lane, Prestbury Road and Bouncers Lane.

FOR the SOUTH and WEST follow Prestbury Road to junction with Winchcombe Street turn right and right again for Evesham Road.

FOR the NORTH follow Prestbury High Street then B4632 and Southam Lane.

FOR the EAST follow Prestbury Road to junction with Winchcombe Street turn right into Swindon Road then right into Carlton Place then right and immediately left into Tommy Taylors Lane.

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