Skip navigation

Gloucestershire Business News

Cheltenham road scheme to be revisited following inspection

In August, Gloucestershire County Council carried out improvements works on A40 Lansdown Road (Gordon Lamp) and Montpellier Roundabout part of the county council's £150 million investment into your highways, however due to mechanical failure the quality of the resurfacing is not up to standard.

As a result, highways crews will need to revisit the site as soon as possible and the road will need to be closed overnight 15 - 17 September. An official diversion route will be in place, which will be signposted. Residents have been given as much notice as possible by letter and should check any changes to bus routes with Stagecoach. Motorists are kindly asked to follow the diversion as there will be no access via the approach roads to Gordon Lamp and Montpellier.

Councillor Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways at Gloucestershire County Council, said, "Firstly I want to reassure road users the surface there at the moment is safe to use. We inspect all highways schemes after they are complete, and on this occasion we found the quality of the end finish as a result of mechanical failure would mean the surface will breakdown quicker than expected, and our residents deserve better.

"As this work was part of a safety scheme it is really important we get it right, and we will be revisiting the site to make sure it is up to standard. The scheme will be redone at no extra cost to tax payers, and I want to wholeheartedly apologise for any disruption caused."

David Hicks, structural maintenance team leader at Gloucestershire County Council, said: "A mechanical issue meant that the surface, although usable and safe, was not of the standard required. It would have had a very short service life if it had been left.

The scheme was developed following a review of road collisions in the area, with the aim of improving safety for road users. Once the road surface is corrected, new signs and alterations to the road markings will be installed.

The road will be closed between 8pm and 6am for approximately three nights from 15 - 17 September to avoid disruption. Residents and businesses nearby will receive a letter with more information over the next few days.

Related Articles

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, September 24 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, September 24

The ongoing coronavirus situation is constantly changing with announcements being made about businesses and services.

Gloucester Brewery launches new warehouse venue Image

Gloucester Brewery launches new warehouse venue

The atmosphere was buzzing as Gloucester Brewery held a spectacular launch party for its new concept bar - Warehouse 4.

Is our GFirst LEP at risk? Image

Is our GFirst LEP at risk?

The strength of the voice of business in Gloucestershire is something which we should be proud of in this county.

Shortage of bin lorries as drivers get better offers Image

Shortage of bin lorries as drivers get better offers

Waste collections in Gloucester are being hit by a shortage of lorry drivers as council employees seek more lucrative employment elsewhere.

Copyright 2021 Moose Partnership Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any content is strictly forbidden without prior permission.