Night time resurfacing over Coombe Hill

 

Gloucestershire County Council is to carry out resurfacing between 7pm-7am, to maintain a key route into Cheltenham.

This work will help prolong the road’s life and will address defects caused by frequent use. A diversion route suitable for heavy vehicles will be fully signposted.

In order to reduce disruption, the A4019 Coombe Hill will be closed during the night from 5th October to 14th October 2017, excluding Saturday and Sunday nights. A road closure is necessary to ensure the safety of the travelling public and our workforce.

The road will be fully reopened during the daytimes from 7am to 7pm. The resurfacing work will be carried out over 8,000mof the road using an estimated 900 tonnes of asphalt.

Approaching from the west, the diversion will be via:

  • A38 through Twigworth
  • A40 Golden Valley Bypass
  • A4019 from the east

Diversions will be in reverse when approaching from the west.

Two local pubs, The Gloucester Old Spot and The Swan at either end of the scheme sit just outside of the works. Customers will still be able to reach their local watering hole by following the diversions in place.

The Knightsbridge Lodge Care Home and Knightsbridge Business Centre both fall within the scheme. We are liaising with both about access requirements.

Residents are asked to plan journeys in advance to avoid the closure times; emergency vehicles will be permitted to use the road whilst closures are in place.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said: “We are happy to see continued investment into Gloucestershire’s roads. We have identified the need to take swift action to resurface this section of road and keep the county driving forward.

“The road closure will inevitably be disruptive, but with work restricted to the night time, this is being kept to a minimum.”

“I would like to thank residents in advance for their cooperation while the work is carried out.”