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Drivers will move in convoy as road works continue

A convoy system is being used for motorists on a county road as repairs are carried out.

Highfield Road in Lydney will be partially closed for resurfacing until August 11 and a convoy safety car will be used to manage traffic between 7:30am and 5:30pm.

The convoy car will drive in front of traffic to keep the speed down as it passes the road works to ensure the safety of engineers working on site.

Highfield Road will be closed one lane at a time to make sure visitors still have access to the town and shops. There will also be gatemen at each end to make sure residents can have access while the road is being resurfaced.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways, said, "Convoy cars are a useful way of keeping our crews safe and allowing the road to stay partially open. Thank you to everyone for their patience during the works, which is an important part of the investments we are making in Forest roads.

Cllr Alan Preest, (Con) local county councillor for Lydney, said, "This is the main road through the town centre, and needs to be in top condition. We appreciate this work may cause disruption to locals, however it will be worth it in the long run."

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