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A new wider Platt-form for key roundabout

Published
24.10.2019

Gloucestershire County Council Highway’s contractors Knights Brown will be closing parts of the A419 at Stonehouse to resurface the roundabout and new cycle path at Chipmans Platt in October and November.

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The first phase of the highways scheme, designed to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow for all road users at key junctions along the A419 corridor, is reaching the final stages. Over the next two weeks there will be road closures to allow a brand new surface to be laid.

Crews started work on Chipman’s Platt roundabout in March 2019, and following delays from utilities companies, the resurfacing work can now finally take place. Work at this junction included widening the east and west approaches to two lanes, and installing a shared use cycle way between Spring Hill Road and Grove Lane to compliment the existing National Cycle Route in the area.

Cllr Nigel Moor, cabinet member for planning and infrastructure at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “The A419 scheme is important for all road users, not just vehicles but cyclists and pedestrians as well. Crews will be working overnight as much as possible to try to prevent delays, and we appreciate your patience as we complete this first phase of vital works.”

Cllr Lesley Williams, county councillor for Stonehouse, said: “I want to encourage residents and commuters to plan their journeys around the road closures where possible; these improvements will make it easier for local people to get to work, go to school, and get around generally in the long run. Thank you for your continuing patience.”

The A419 Stonehouse scheme is focused around four key junctions: Chipmans Platt roundabout, Oldends Lane roundabout, Downton Road signalised junction and Horsetrough roundabout. The scheme is funded by the Gfirst Local Enterprise Partnership Gloucestershire Growth Deal.

David Owen CEO GFirst LEP said; “This is a crucial route in and out of Stroud and our investment of £4.36m of Growth Deal Funding will undoubtedly benefit road users in alleviating congestion and minimise commuting times once complete”.

Throughout the project, Knights Brown and the county council produce a regular newsletter. If you would like to receive this and any other correspondence particularly relating to these works, please email talktous@knightsbrown.co.uk and you will be added to the project mailing list.

You can find more information about the A419 scheme online here.

 

Dates of resurfacing and road closures:

Sunday, 27 October – Thursday, 31 October 2019

We will be working overnight at Chipmans Platt under 4-way traffic lights. This will allow us to install essential ducting across the road at various locations.

Monday, 4 November 2019 – Closure of Spring Hill; 8pm – 6am

Spring Hill will be closed for surfacing works from Chipmans Platt to the roundabout, with no access to and from the roundabout, 3-way lights and a local diversion route will be in place.

Tuesday, 5 November 2019 – Closure of Grove Lane; 8pm – 6am

Grove lane will be closed for surfacing works from the exit to Oldbury Services to Chipmans Platt roundabout with no access to or from the roundabout, 3-way lights and a local diversion route will be in place.

DATE CHANGE

Thursday, 7 November – Saturday, 9 November 2019

Full Closure of A419; 8pm – 6am

We will close the A419 completely here to complete final surfacing works at Chipman’s Platt, a diversion route will be in place.

If residents and local businesses have any questions, queries or concerns they can contact Knights Brown via email: talktous@knightsbrown.co.uk

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