A new main road for Slimbridge
Key roads in Slimbridge will soon be resurfaced as part of the county council’s £150 million investment in Gloucestershire’s roads.
St John’s Road, Churchend and Kingston Road will be resurfaced from the A38 through the village to the canal. The work is set to take place between Thursday 10 October and Tuesday 5 November.
To help keep disruption to a minimum, work will take place in three phases, off-peak, between 9:30am and 3:30pm excluding weekends.
During phase one the road will be closed from the canal to immediately past the junction with Longaston Lane and no vehicle access will be permitted when the off-peak closure is in place. Overnight working for phase one was considered, but was discounted to avoid disturbing local residents and also because of the significant extra cost.
For phases two and three, due to start on 23 October, a temporary one way system will be set up using Longaston Lane and Lighten Brook Lane to maintain access into and out of the village. This official diversion route, suitable for all vehicles that normally use the closed road, will be signposted.
There will be a drop in information session at the Slimbridge Village Hall in St John’s Road on Friday 20 September from 1pm to 7pm with highways officers present to provide information and answer any questions local residents or businesses may have about the resurfacing scheme.
Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member responsible for highways said: “It’s great that another part of our county is going to benefit from our £150m investment in Gloucestershire’s roads. We’re doing what we can to minimise the inconvenience and I’d like to thank everyone in advance for their co-operation and understanding while we get on and do this necessary work.”
Cllr Stephen Davies local councillor for the area said: “I am pleased that Slimbridge is seeing this major resurfacing and I know that although this will cause disruption, we can work together to minimise the impact.”