Call for pa­tience as re­s­u­fac­ing is planned

Gloucestershire Echo - - NEWS -

» 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.”

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