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Road closure as essential repairs get underway

Drivers face diversions as the road surface is improved between Stoke Orchard and Tredington.

As part of the county council's £150million investment in highways, resurfacing and patching work will take place from 24 - 28 October to repair the carriageway and give the road a new lease of life.

The work will see 460 tonnes of new asphalt being laid - around the weight of a passenger aeroplane. The area being treated is equivalent to roughly half a football pitch.

So the repairs can go ahead safely, the road will be closed between 7.30am - 5.30pm. On the A38, the right hand turn lane signposted to Tredington will be closed for northbound traffic.

The diversion route is: for traffic heading north, turn right at Coombe Hill along A4109, then take a left through Hardwicke towards Stoke Orchard. At Stoke Orchard turn left toward Tredington, and vice versa.

The county council's contractor, Amey, is writing to residents in nearby Odessa Park and Tredington Park with more information on access during this work.

People planning to visit nearby Wingmoor Farm Household Recycling Centre are advised to plan their journey in advance or avoid these dates.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said: "We are investing in local roads to keep the county moving. Our programme of resurfacing means many of the county's roads will be smooth and pothole free in time for the Christmas period, including this scheme, which I hope will make life easier for Stoke Orchard and Tredington residents."

Cllr Robert Bird, county councillor for Bishop's Cleeve said: "I'm really pleased that we are now able to include this important and heavily used stretch of road in the new resurfacing programme. The scheme will mean residents benefit from good driving conditions along this route into the future, so it's excellent news for the area. I'd like to thank road users for their patience while this work is carried out."

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