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Resurfacing to take place at Symonds Yat


Next month the road from the Folly Lane junction in Hillersland will be fully resurfaced past Symonds Yat to the county boundary with Herefordshire.

The improvements will see 10,500 square metres of new road surface put down between Monday 5th and Friday 16th December.

The work will give a better road condition for local people, and for the thousands of visitors to the popular Symonds Yat Rock - one of the Wye Valley's key tourist destinations.

To keep everyone safe while the large machinery is on site, the road will need to close to traffic from 7.30am until 5.30pm each week day.

A signed diversion will be in place via English Bicknor, Stowfield Road, the B4234, the B4229 and Goodrich, and vice versa.

Access to the car parks for Symonds Yat Rock will be maintained but visitors are advised to follow signs as access may be via the diversion depending on where the resurfacing is taking place on any given day.

Riverside pubs and hotels can be accessed from the north using the normal route from the B4229. Access from the Hillersland direction will not be possible during the road closures.

The road will be open overnight and at the weekend.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said, "The road to Symonds Yat is a one of the Forest of Dean's most popular tourist routes so we're doing our repairs out of season, avoiding weekends, to keep disruption to a minimum.

"The work will see 1200 tonnes of asphalt laid to give a brand new road surface and I'd like to thank local people for their patience when following the diversion we'll have in place."

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 any further information regarding this closure please call 08000 514514.

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