Repaving brings smarter look to Stroud High Street
Gloucestershire County Council has begun the final phase of its work to refurbish Stroud High Street with improvements due for completion at the end of June.
High quality materials are being used to improve street scene in Stroud's town centre.
Brick paving on the high street is being placed with yorkstone flags between King Street and Kendrick Street, and coloured surfacing is being put in to match the material that has already been used at the top end of the street.
During the work all shops and businesses are remaining open as usual with access along the high street remaining open for pedestrians at all times, except for two Sunday's where the coloured surfacing will be laid. This will be towards the end of the work and dates will be publicised nearer the time.
Local shops are arranging for their deliveries to take place early in the morning and later in the day as it will not be possible for vehicles to access the high street between 9am and 4pm from Monday to Friday.
The county council understands that not all delivery times can be changed, so to help local shops, delivery vehicles are allowed to access the top (southern) half of the high street via Kendrick Street.
This has made Kendrick Street two-way for the duration of the work and temporary road signs are in place to guide traffic.
Repaving work is currently underway in Bedford Street, so pedestrians are diverted via Kendrick Street and Threadneadle Street.
Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said, "The high street is going to look fantastic when it's finished. While we get the work done we'll do all we can to keep disruption to a minimum. Please remember to support the local shops and businesses which will be open as usual."
Stroud Town Council and Stroud District Council have both helped to fund the work.
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