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Work set to start for busy Cotswold commuter road
COTSWOLD commuters who use the A429 between Bourton and Stow will soon be travelling along a brand new road.
Gloucestershire County Council will begin work to resurface the road next Monday with the road closed between 9.30am and 3.30pm on weekdays.
The road will be fully open in the mornings, evenings and at weekends, and all work should be completed by Friday, November 29.
During work two separate signed diversion routes will be available - lighter vehicles can travel via the A40, A436 and B4068, while HGVs can travel via the A44 and A40.
Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood, said: “After driving an extra £1million into improving the county’s roads, this resurfacing job has become one of the biggest crews will be undertaking this year.”
Paul Hodgkinson, County Councillor for Bourton, welcomed the news.
He said: “Local residents have consistently raised road condition with me as one of their key issues, so it’s great that the county council is concentrating on upgrading one of the most important roads here in the Cotswolds.”
Bob Skillern, Gloucestershire highways manager, said: “All local businesses will be open as usual throughout the works, and we will be erecting ‘businesses open as usual signs’ to highlight this.”
Pulhams will be operating amended bus services during the works. For details visit pulhamscoaches.com.
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