Resurfacing investment for Southam Road, Prestbury
Resurfacing will go ahead from the mini-roundabout where the B4632 meets Noverton Lane and High Street north to Mill Lane.
The resurfacing is being done as part of the county council’s £150 million investment in Gloucestershire’s Highways. The route has been selected because it is a popular link between Prestbury and Cleeve Hill, and the road surface is coming to the end of its useful life.
So that the work can go ahead safely, a road closure will be in place from 11th-14th December. Every effort is being taken to minimise disruption, so this will only be in effect between 9.30am-3.30pm, meaning that the road will still be open during peak times.
Access to the housing developments via Noverton Lane will be closed during work hours. The county council and contractor Amey will be writing to residents with information on how to access their properties during the work.
If approaching from the north, commuters should follow the diversion along the B4632 to Toddington. At the junction with B4077, turn left and follow the road to the Teddington Hands Roundabout. Turn left along the A435 and head to Cheltenham Race Course. At the roundabout near Cheltenham Race Course turn left along the B4075 and continue until you reach the double mini roundabout and turn left back onto the B4632. The route is the same in reverse.
Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said: “Investing in Gloucestershire’s highways is important to residents, so it is important to the county council, which is why we’re investing in £150 million worth of improvements.”
Cllr John Payne, county councillor for Pittville and Prestbury said: “I am grateful for all the improvements GCC and Amey have carried out in the last 12 months to improve the major roads in Prestbury; this scheme on Southam Road continues this excellent work.”