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Warning: Road closures planned for resurfacing work in Cheltenham and Gloucester

Motorists will be diverted while essential road works takes place in Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Gloucestershire County Council highways, crews will be resurfacing overnight on Hales Road, Cheltenham between 21 and 27 November.

The road will be closed between 7pm and 7am during the laying of 908 tonnes of asphalt.

What's the diversion route? (suitable for heavy vehicles)

From the south end of Hales Road proceed along the A435 turning right at the junction with St James' Street. Turn left at the junction with the A46 and proceed onto Fairview Road. At the junction with the A46 Portland Street turn right and then left onto the A46 Clarence Road. Follow the road onto the B4632 Prestbury Road and at the junction with the B4075 Priors Road turn right. Follow this to the north point of the closure.

The diversion is the same in reverse until drivers reach the A46 Winchcombe Street. Follow the A46 Winchcombe Street until the junction with Fairview Road and turn left. Proceed along the A46 until the junction with the A435, following the right-hand turn lane and continue along the A435 until the south point of the closure.

Meanwhile the county council  will be refreshing the surface on part of Stroud Road in Gloucester overnight, 19 to 21 November.

The top part of Stroud Road is a popular cut through between Bristol Road and Clifton Road, and is in need of some attention. The road will be closed overnight between 7pm and 7am to try to avoid disruption to visitors attending the Victorian Christmas Market at Gloucester Quays.

Cllr Pam Tracey, local member for Westgate and Hempsted, said, "One of my favourite parts to the Victorian Market is the old fashioned steamrollers, but I'm pleased to see highways technology has moved on a lot since then! So much so that crews only need a few days to put down a long lasting surface on Stroud Road. Please make sure you plan your journeys around this closure, it'll be worth it in the long run."

Visitors to Gloucester may need to plan their journeys during the three evenings of work. Access to the Quays will be available via Trier Way, Bristol Way or St Ann Way only. For vehicles approaching from Southgate Street (A4301), there is no right-hand turn at the St Ann Way junction and the route via Stroud Road / Bristol Road will not be available during our working hours.

Access to Aldi on Clifton Road will be available from Bristol Road only during our working hours.

What's the diversion route?

From the St Ann Way / Bristol Road junction - go west to the junction with Hempsted Lane, turn left onto the Hempsted Bypass, then left onto Cole Avenue, then left onto Stroud Road.

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