Cotswold town's High Street to close for essential resurfacing work
By James Young | 18th October 2019
Resurfacing work will see Moreton-in-Marsh High Street closed from 7pm for four nights at the end of the month.
Gloucestershire County Council have published details on essential resurfacing work that needs to take place in the historic market town.
The closure will see the High Street closed, north of the junction with the A44 Oxford Road to where the Budgens store is on the northern edge of the town.
The road will be closed from 7pm each night and open again at 7am the following morning between Wednesday, October 30 and Monday, November 4. The closures will not be in place at weekends.
In a letter to residents, David Hicks the structural maintenance team manager at Gloucestershire County Council explained the reasons behind the closure.
"We will be resurfacing the road at the above location as part of our promise to invest £150 million in the county's roads," he said.
"To ensure the safety of you and our work force we have, under Sections 14, 15 & 16 of the Road Traffic Act 1984 as amended, made a Temporary Traffic Order to close the road.
"Due to the type of engineering activities required with carriageway resurfacing, the road closure can cover an area greater than the area being resurfaced.
"We appreciate road closures are inconvenient, but in order to keep you and the team working on the road safe it is necessary.
"We have planned the work so we can be in and out as quickly as possible and have tried to do it at a time that will minimise any inconvenience."
An official diversion route has been put in place and will be signed, and a temporary one-way system that is currently in place along Station Road will be temporarily removed each night.
Mr Hicks added: "Parking will be prohibited in order to allow access into and out of the Station and surrounding properties via the A44 Oxford Street.
"Extreme caution will be required by all road users in the vicinity.
"We have created an official diversion route which will be signposted and is suitable for all vehicles that would normally use the closed road.
"We appreciate you may know an alternative route, however please be aware alternative routes which are outside of the road closure area are used at driver's discretion."
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