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Major Gloucester commuter route to benefit from £150m investment

As part of the county council's £150 million pound investment in Gloucestershire's roads; the A38 Cole Avenue in Gloucester will be resurfaced overnight from Tuesday, June 16.

The 1,889 metres long Cole Avenue in Gloucester is a popular and well used road for motorists and is subject to heavy wear and tear.

The road upgrade will mean a quicker, smoother and altogether more pleasant journey for all road users.

In total the resurfacing will take 24 nights to complete; however to help minimise disruption, the works will be done in two phases and take place overnight between 7pm to 7am (excluding weekends).

During phase one the road will be closed between June 16 to June 29 from the junction at Bristol Road to the junction at Podsmead Road and Epney Road.

For phase two the road will be closed between June 30 to July 17 from the junction at Bristol Road to the St Barnabus Roundabout.

Social distancing measures will be in place to help ensure our highways crews are safe at all times.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways, said: "I'd like to thank our crews for continuing to work through out lockdown ensuring we keep our £150 million promise to upgrade the county's roads on track, whilst maintaining social distancing and following national guidance.

"We know investing in our roads is a top priority for the people of Gloucestershire and Cole Avenue is a popular route so it's really important it stays in good condition. We appreciate this work is inconvenient, however it will be worth it once the work is complete."

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