Is this the biggest resurfacing scheme Gloucester has ever had?
Gloucestershire County Council is gearing up for some major resurfacing work in the south of the city during July, as part of the promise to invest £150million over five years in Gloucestershire’s roads. Over 3km of road is due to get a new surface on Bristol Road and the A38 Southern Connector, Gloucester.
Both schemes planned for the area will take place at the same time, aiming to reduce the amount of time major roads on the network are closed. The work will take place at night, with the roads reopening during the day, but it’s a good idea to plan your journey before you set off. A signed diversion suitable for all vehicles including HGVs will be in place.
Businesses known to operate overnight near the scheme have had an advance warning email giving planned details and dates of the work to help them organise deliveries around the closures. Residents in the area will also receive detailed information nearer the time, and all information will be available on the county council’s website.
Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways, said, “This work is part of our five year £150million investment into your highways. I appreciate there will be some inconvenience however it is important we invest in Gloucestershire’s major roads; this is the way to eradicate potholes and reduce defects on the network, which keeps everyone moving whether for business or pleasure long term. Please keep an eye out for more details about this scheme.”
Kath Haworth, head of highways at Gloucestershire County Council, said, “It’s important that we give everyone as much notice as possible of major road works to help them to plan ahead, for example we know some deliveries can take place outside of normal opening hours. We fully appreciate that any road closures are inconvenient but we need to resurface roads to ensure they’re safe and in the best condition they can be. This is also the best long term way of dealing with potholes.”
What’s the plan?
All work is overnight between 8pm to 7am.
Bristol Road/Cole Avenue Junction will be closed between Thursday 8 July and Friday 23 July (excluding weekends) and Saturday 24 July and Sunday 25 July.
A38 Southern Connector closed in sections between Tuesday 29 June and Friday 23 July (excluding weekends) and Saturday 24 July and Sunday 25 July.
The A38 Southern Connector sections are planned as follows:
Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 June - North Bound Carriageway: Section 1, road will be closed from Waterwells roundabout to Cole Avenue junction.
Thursday 1 July to Friday 9 July - South Bound Carriageway: Section 1, road will be closed from Cole Avenue junction to Waterwells roundabout.
Thursday 8 July to Sunday 25 July - North Bound Carriageway: Section 2, road will be closed from north of Kingsway junction to Cole Avenue junction.
Monday 12 July to Sunday 25 July - South Bound Carriageway: Section 2, road will be closed from Cole Avenue junction to north of Kingsway junction.
Maps are below to help picture how this very large scheme will take place. The start and end dates are planned and could change, so keep an eye on our web page or the signs on site for any short notice changes.
Businesses which need to get in touch with the team can email firstname.lastname@example.org