Beware: Lane closures on the A38 heading into Gloucester
By James Young | 3rd June 2019
The work to overhaul the Cross Keys roundabout on the A38 that links Gloucester to the M5 motorway has just got a little bit chaotic.
Crews have been "making good progress" on the overhaul that will see extra lanes added to ease congested on the clogged route in to and out of the city.
In the past weeks the have excavated and built the new inner lane of the roundabout and are about to start laying the temporary surface to allow the new lane to be built.
In order to do that safely, there will be lane closures during the next week.
On Saturday, cones will be laid out along the white line to allow contractors to prepare for surfacing. These cones will remain in place until work is completed.
On Monday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 4 the parts of the roundabout will be closed at night, between 8pm and 6am to install ducting from the roundabout to the islands.
Then on Wednesday, June 5 through to Friday, June 7 the inner lane of the roundabout will be closed between 9.30am and 3.30pm.
All approaches to the roundabout will be reduced to one lane during that period to allow crews to lay the temporary surface for the inner lane.
Alan Bullock, highways project manager from Gloucestershire County Council, said, "This work marks a positive start to the Cross Keys scheme and drivers will soon be able to use this new inner lane of the roundabout while we move to other parts of the site.
"Thank you for your patience as we progress with these important improvements."
Signed diversions will be in place. If you would like to receive scheme bulletins directly to your inbox please email Gloucester@alungriffiths.co.uk
The scheme is funded by government investment, which was announced in October 2017 by the Department for Transport, and will be provided through the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF).
The NPIF award will go a long way towards funding the scheme that, in total, is expected to cost £3.851m.
The remaining money will be made up from section 106 funding, developer contributions and the county's highways budget.
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