Resurfacing for road in Cheltenham

Published on 7th February 2012

Gloucestershire County Council crest, light blue on mid blue background

Major resurfacing work will take place on Crescent Terrace, Cheltenham next week.

Gloucestershire County Council will begin work in the following locations on these dates:
  • Crescent Place to Clarence Parade - resurfacing only, Sunday 5th February.
  • Clarence Parade to Promenade - road reconstruction, Sunday 5th February to Sunday 12th February, and also Sunday 19th February.

During the work, the Council will also refurbish the historic granite sets located in the road beside the Long Gardens on behalf of Cheltenham Borough Council.

The roads will be closed to all traffic during these periods for the safety of road users and the workforce, with the exception of the emergency services. Pedestrian access, however, will be maintained throughout the work.

During the road closures, the bus stops in the Promenade will be relocated to beside Imperial Gardens and the Town Hall. Signs will explain these temporary locations.

Parking along the affected roads will not be allowed throughout the duration of the work- if you park your vehicle along these roads, please make arrangements for it to be parked somewhere else while the work is taking place.

The Council has written to local businesses and residents and asked them to make alternative arrangements to access their homes and premises, and take the following into account:

  • Ormond Place will be open – it is currently closed to traffic. This will allow access the Promenade and the Inner Promenade from Regent Street.
  • Access in and out to Inner Promenade will be through the usual entrance point adjacent to the fountain.
  • Access in and out to Post Office Lane will be through Clarence Street.
  • Access in and out of the pedestrianised section of the Promenade will be through Imperial Circus.
  • The east side of Imperial Square will be one way towards Oriel Road to allow for buses.

The Farmer’s Market, held on the Promenade footway beside the Long Gardens, will take place on Friday 10th February, and will not be affected by the roadworks.

Stephen Burden, Gloucestershire Highways Manager, said: “We are carrying out major improvements along these roads, meaning that residents, businesses, visitors and motorists will be faced with some disruption.

“However, the benefits of a new road surface will be welcomed.”

“We will do our best to keep the disruption to a minimum and if anyone has any queries as the work progresses they can speak to a member of staff on site, who will be happy to help.”

Councillor Will Windsor-Clive, cabinet member for communities, said: “I am sure that any short-term disruption to local residents and road users will be outweighed by the improvements along this road.

“I hope that, once the work is complete, it will greatly improve things for residents, pedestrians and motorists.”

Councillor John Rawson, cabinet member for built environment at Cheltenham Borough Council: "This stretch of road carries a high volume of traffic and is literally disintegrating under the pressure.

“I am pleased that Gloucestershire Highways has recognised this and is going to take the necessary action."

If local people require any assistance with getting in or out of their home or business on foot, they should speak to the site staff who will assist in any way they can as long as it is safe to do so.

If anyone has any concerns please call Gloucestershire Highways 08000 514 514.