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Quality paving slabs return to High Street


Work begins today to replace temporary tarmac repairs on Cheltenham's High Street with the original quality paving.

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

Gloucestershire County Council immediately makes safe any broken slabs with a temporary tarmac repair until a permanent fix can be made.

Starting today, a number of paving slabs are being replaced with the same original quality slabs between Rodney Road and the entrance to the Regent Arcade.

The work will take two weeks to complete.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said, "There are a number of temporary tarmac patches in the town, which we put in when slabs become broken and we need to make them safe immediately.

"We've planned some permanent repairs and we're going to concentrate on one area at a time, beginning today along the High Street. There won't be any disruption for shoppers while we get the work done and it's going to look great again when it's complete."

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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