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Council steps in to repair Ashchurch Road traffic lights


Gloucestershire County Council has stepped in to carry out work on the Ashchurch Road traffic lights this month.


Work to repair the traffic lights has been needed after substandard work on the equipment by a developer in the area.

Cables linking to the traffic lights were not correctly laid during the work, preventing them working as efficiently as they should and causing delays on the road. These cables will be repaired by the council’s contractor to ensure the lights work as normal.

Work will commence on the traffic lights, at the junction over the A438 Jubilee Way and Ashchurch Road, in Tewkesbury on Monday 16 May, and it is aimed to be completed within a week.

Throughout the duration of the work, the road will remain open with temporary traffic lights in place for parts of the works.

The developer will now pay for the council’s contactor, Telent, to complete the work.

Cllr Vernon Smith, Cabinet member responsible for Highways at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “It is important that these works are redone and completed to the high standards we expect.

“The work that has been done on the road is not the required standard that our residents need and deserve. This additional work will be completed at no extra cost to tax payers, and I want to wholeheartedly apologise for any disruption caused.”

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