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Road resurfacing to take place on the A46 College Road in Cheltenham


The work will be carried out in two phases to minimise disruption to the Cheltenham General Hospital.

The lower layers of the road will be removed and a brand new surface will be put down using 1000 tonnes of material.

The first phase will be laid from the turning for the A&E department at the hospital and down to the crossroads with the A435 London Road.

This will take place from Monday 7th November and will be complete by Thursday 10th November. During the hours of 7.30am to 5.30pm it will be necessary to close the road to traffic each day. There will be no on street parking available.

Vehicles will still be able to access the A&E department and should approach from Sandford Road. A small diversion will be in place for all other traffic.

Work on the second phase will begin on Monday 14th November from the junction with Sandford Road up to the turning for the A&E. This will be complete the following day, Tuesday 15th November. On both days the road will be closed to traffic from 7.30am to 5.30pm.

For phase two it won't be possible to access the Indigo car park and no on street parking will be available.

Vehicles will still be able to access the A&E department and should approach from the A435. A small diversion will be in place for all other traffic.

The number 99 bus service will continue to run to the A&E entrance.

No work will take place over the weekend of 11th to 13th November while The Open event is on at Cheltenham Racecourse. College Road will be fully open to traffic.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said, "We've planned this improvement work very carefully. The A46 through Cheltenham is extremely well used and College Road is the main way into Cheltenham General Hospital's A&E department so we're making sure that access is maintained."

Cllr Klara Sudbury, local county councillor for Charlton Park and College said, "I'm pleased this much needed work is being done. I've reported the potholes and poor surface here and it makes sense for the whole road to be renewed rather than repeat visits to keep patching it up. However, on street parking in this area is already very difficult and I had raised the issue of alternative solutions for residents and visitors during the work. I'm told that parking on College Road won't be possible during the closure periods so I urge people to plan ahead."

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 work please call 08000 514514.

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