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Resurfacing planned for Ruspidge Road in Cinderford


A smoother surface is on the way for the busy Forest of Dean road this autumn.

The old road surface will be removed and completely re-laid when work begins on Wednesday 23rd November.

The improvements, which will see 900 tonnes of new material put down, are expected to be complete by Tuesday 29th November.

Due to the size of the machinery and to protect the workforce and the travelling public, it will be necessary to close the road to traffic each week day from 7.30am until 5.30pm.

The closure will begin at the junction with St Whites Road and run up to the junction with Tramway Road.

Outside of these hours, and at the weekend, the road will be open as usual.

A diversion will be in place via Cinderford and Upper Soudley. Access will be maintained for pedestrians and emergency vehicles.

School buses will be escorted through the work.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways said, "I'd like to thank local people for their patience while we get the new road surface put down. Our work will make journeys along Ruspidge Road much smoother in future."

Cllr Graham Morgan, local county councillor for Cinderford said, "I welcome these improvements for Ruspidge Road and I'm glad to see that arrangements have been made for the school buses to be allowed through the work zone."

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.

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

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