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Overnight resurfacing planned for Cirencester route - with 39 mile diversion

Gloucestershire County Council has announced plans for overnight resurfacing works to the A417 London Road in Cirencester from Friday, October 30.

The road will be closed for five nights from Friday 30th October to Wednesday 4th November; with minor completion works taking place on Saturday 7th November.

Resurfacing will take place between 7pm to 7am (excluding weekends), so the road will still be open during peak times.

An official 39-mile diversion route will take drivers via Burford, Lechlade-on-Thames and Fairford to avoid the closure.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways, said: "We have scheduled this route for resurfacing as part of the council's ongoing £150 million investment. These essential improvements will create a smooth and pothole-free journey for all road users and by doing it overnight we'll minimise the disruption."

Cllr Nigel Robbins, county councillor for Cirencester Beeches, said: "This is a busy and popular route, so it is important we carry out this resurfacing work. I would like to thank road users for their patience while this work is carried out."

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

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