Call for patience as resufacing is planned
» BOSSES from the county council have asked motorists to be patient when they close part of one of Cheltenham’s busiest roads for five days.
Highways crews will be resurfacing the Coronation Square part of Princess Elizabeth Way from Thursday, August 8 until Wednesday, August 14, excluding the weekend.
Work will take place between 9.30am and 3.30pm, when the road will be closed, but it will still be open during peak travel times.
When it is shut, a signed diversion route using roads that are suitable for all vehicles will be in place.
The crews will carry out the resurfacing work along 2,888sq m of the road, with 414 tonnes of material.
Councillor Vernon Smith, (C, Tewkesbury East), the council’s cabinet member for highways, said: “As part of the county council’s £150 million investment, we make sure the worst roads are tackled first. We have identified the need to take swift action, resurfacing parts of this busy area in the west of Cheltenham in order to keep Gloucestershire moving.
“Princess Elizabeth Way is a key route with hundreds of vehicle movements every day. I’d like to reassure residents and road users that we will keep disruption to a minimum and thank them for bearing with us.”