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Busy Cotswold commuter road closing for repairs
A BUSY road through the Cotswolds is closing at the end of the month for essential repairs.
Resurfacing work on the A429 at Whiteshoots Hill, near Bourton, is starting on Monday, September 30 and is due to be completed on Wednesday, October 9.
Both sides of the carriageway over a three-quarters-of-a-mile stretch will be resurfaced, with highway crews laying 8,900 tonnes of brand new road material.
The road will be closed to complete works during quieter travel times from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
During the work a diversion is available via the A40 at Northleach and A436.
Vernon Smith, Cabinet member for highways and flood said: “Work continues across the county to resurface and renew roads in near of repair.
“This is an important road for thousands of Cotswolds commuters, and we have had lots of requests asking for improvements to be made here.
“Please be patient as we send in our highway crews to improve the road. The end result will be worth it.”
Bob Skillern, Local highways manager for Gloucestershire Highways said: “I would like to reassure people we are doing all we can to reduce disruption, working outside of busier commuter hours.
“The road will be closed during working operations as we are improving both sides of the carriageway and we will be working across the whole width of road.
“Where it is safe to do so highway crews on site will help local residents and business access their properties where they can.”
Councillor Paul Hodgkinson, county councillor for Bourton and Northleach welcomed the news.
“Many of the roads in the Cotswolds suffered badly in last year’s severe winter, and lots of residents have been asking for improvements,” he said.
“It is really good news that this major road is now being brought up to standard.”
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