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New road surface for A4136 Nailbridge to Plump Hill


A busy route between Gloucester and Monmouth is being resurfaced from 23rd May as part of Gloucestershire County Council’s £150m investment into the county’s highways.

As part of the council’s ongoing commitment into Gloucestershire roads, the A4136 in the Forest of Dean is being resurfaced between Nailbridge to Plump Hill.

Work on the popular stretch of road will start on Wednesday 23rd May. Crews will be using very large machinery when resurfacing this road, so in order to keep them safe a full road closure will be in place between 7am and 7pm until Monday 11th June (excluding weekends).

The A4136 is an important route for the Forest of Dean and the road needs to be resurfaced because the road has reached the end of its life.

Crews will complete the resurfacing over 12,280m² of the road with 2,150 tonnes of material.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways, said: “This is another important scheme that forms part of our £150m promise to improve Gloucestershire’s highways. These works will have a major benefit to local businesses and residents in the Forest of Dean. I’d like to reassure residents that we will keep disruption to a minimum and I’d like to thank them for bearing with us.”

Cllr Terry Hale, county councillor for Drybrook and Lydbrook, said: “It’s fantastic that the A4136 is being resurfaced, it will certainly help keep our community moving. This is an important route for local residents and businesses, so it is vital for this resurfacing to go ahead. I would like to thank residents in advance for their cooperation while the work is carried out.”

There is no guaranteed access for vehicles during the road closure, except in emergencies. A signed diversion will be in place and road users are advised to use the diversion or an alternative routes during work hours.

Crews will do all they can to provide access for residents and businesses in the work area when it is safe to do so.

What’s the diversion route?

Take the A4151 south from Nailbridge to Cinderford, left on the A4151 to join the A48 at Elton. Follow the A48 to the A40, turn left and continue to Huntley, turn left onto the A4136 to Mitcheldean. The diversion is the same in reverse.

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