Published on 26th March 2012

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Major improvements to pavements on the Promenade in Cheltenham will begin in April.

Gloucestershire County Council will be starting the second phase of the Promenade repaving  work  between Imperial Square and Ormond Place, Cheltenham on 10th April.

The scheme is estimated to cost around £200,000 and will finish in August.

The new work is jointly funded by the county and borough councils, and follows on from the very successful first phase improvements to the pavements between the Quadrangle and The Queens Hotel fronting Imperial Gardens last summer.

The work includes the use of York Stone and resin bound surfacing along this section, and also replacing and re-positioning the four new shelters.

The road markings covering the bus stops, disabled bays, loading bays, taxi ranks and on street parking in this section of the Promenade and Crescent Terrace will also be modified as part of this major work.

Access to the shops will be maintained throughout the work.

Whilst the construction work takes place temporary bus stops will be moved to the Royal Well Bus Station and also the Promenade by Imperial Gardens.

Chris Riley, Gloucestershire Highways Manager, said: “We have been working very closely with Cheltenham Borough Council on the design, and have consulted with businesses along Imperial Square and Ormond Place to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.

“I would ask people for their patience while this work is completed.”

Councillor Will Windsor Clive, cabinet member for communities, said: “This work will make a huge difference to the pavements in the Promenade, widely used by shoppers and visitors every day.

“While this work will cause some disruption, we will do our best to minimise the impact on shoppers, bus users, visitors  and traders as we complete this worthwhile scheme on one of Cheltenham’s most prestigious footways.”

Councillor John Rawson, Cheltenham Borough Council cabinet member for built environment said: “These improvements are an excellent example of how Cheltenham Borough Council and Gloucestershire County Council are pooling resources to improve the town centre.

“This is a notoriously uneven stretch of pavement and the improvements will increase the safety of the area and reduce the risk of accidents.”

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