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New surface planned for Tewkesbury's Barton Street


Road resurfacing work on the A438 will be carried out in three phases to minimise disruption and allow the area near the war memorial to be clear for visitors on Remembrance Day.

The first phase will take place outside Morrisons on Sunday 6th November and will begin at 4pm once the store has closed. The work there should be complete by 11pm that evening.

Traffic will be diverted via the A38 Tewkesbury bypass and return to Tewkesbury from Church Street. Access will be maintained to the hospital as normal.

Work on the second phase will be from the roundabout at the High Street to just past the Nelson Street junction. This will take place on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th November and it will be necessary to close the road to traffic between the hours of 7.30am and 5.30pm.

A signed diversion will be in place to guide traffic via the A38 Tewkesbury bypass and return into Tewkesbury from Church Street. Local lighter traffic will know of shorter routes. Access will be maintained to the hospital.

The third and final part of the resurfacing will take place from Wednesday 9th to Friday 11th November on the stretch from the junction with Chance Street up to the bus stop near Morrisons.

Traffic will again be diverted via the A38 Tewkesbury bypass and return to Tewkesbury from Church Street.

Access for all hospital visitors and staff will be at the rear entrance via Abbots Road, Margaret Road, Wenlock Road - link road and Howells Road. Blue light or badged vehicles will have access from the western part of the closure.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said, "Remembrance Day on Friday 11th November is such an important date in our calendars, and the parade will take place as usual this year to war memorial on the roundabout.

"We've planned our road resurfacing work in three phases to make sure the area can be clear for local people to come along and take part in the remembrance service.

"Our £100,000 investment in this work will see 680 tonnes of new material laid."

Cllr Mike Sztymiak, local county councillor for Tewkesbury said, "I welcome the new road surface for Barton Street and I'm pleased that that the repairs are being phased to try and keep disruption to a minimum. I'm glad that arrangements have been made for Remembrance Day and for access to our local hospital and supermarket."

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

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