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New surface coming to part of London Road in Gloucester


As part of the £150million investment into your highways, Gloucestershire County Council will be resurfacing part of London Road in Gloucester between 21 and 28 September (excluding the weekend).


The scheme, which was due to start on 17 September, has now been moved back to next week as a result of operational issues.

The surface between the Cheltenham Road junction and Barnwood Road roundabout needs attention so crews will be working during the day between 9:30am and 3:30pm to resurface the road. These times have been chosen to keep the road open during peak travel times in this busy area of the city, and to prevent a clash with the ongoing work at London Road, where road space is being reallocated for a new cycle lane.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways, said, “Investing in Gloucester’s roads is really important as thousands of road users use this part of the city every day. I appreciate it might be inconvenient; however we have tried to limit disruption by working reduced hours on weekdays. There will be a signed diversion, however if you know a different route please take care.”

Work on the London Road cycle scheme is progressing well. The government has asked councils to encourage walking and cycling during the Covid pandemic, to improve public health and take the pressure off buses which can carry fewer people because of social distancing.

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