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Footway repairs continue on Cheltenham High Street


Work continues in Cheltenham today to replace temporary tarmac repairs with the original quality paving slabs.

Since the original paving slabs were laid along the pedestrian area of the High Street some had become broken and unsecure.

Gloucestershire County Council immediately made safe the broken slabs with temporary tarmac repairs until a permanent fix could be made.

Last month a number of paving slabs were replaced with the original quality paving between Rodney Road and the entrance to the Regent Arcade.

Today the repair work continues in the High Street between Rodney Road and Winchcombe Street reusing an area of paving slabs from outside of the Beechwood Shopping Centre.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said: "By reusing the quality paving slabs from the redevelopment at the Beechwood Shopping Centre we can prevent their loss or damage.

"The slabs are of a similar age so they'll match in very well. There's less impact on their transportation too because we'll simply move them down the road. Any slabs left over will be put in to store ready for future repairs."

There won't be any disruption for shoppers during the repair work, and this section will be complete by 28th October.

The replacement paving in the High Street is the start of a wider programme of work to replace tarmac sections around the town centre.

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