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A40 in Gloucestershire to be shut for six months to repair landslip


The A40 will be fully closed between Saunders Close and Sterrys Lane for six months, until February 2023 (Image: National Highways)

The scheme will cost around £4 million.


Motorists in Gloucestershire face travel disruption from Monday when repairs to fix a landslip on the A40 take place. The trunk road will be shut between Saunders Close and Sterrys Lane for six months.


Most motorists will be diverted through the Forest of Dean, however HGVs will be diverted through the A417 to Bromsbarrow and then the M50 to Ross-on-Wye. The eastbound carriageway has been shut with temporary traffic lights in place since February 2021 when the landslip near Glasshouse Lane happened.


That closure was to allow engineers to carry out assessment and survey work safely but now crews will start to rebuild the embankment and carriageway. It means the road between Huntley and Dursley Cross will be shut from this Monday (August 8) until February 2023.


National Highways said that once the £4 million scheme is completed it will mean this part of the A40 will remain safe for residents and motorists for the foreseeable future.


National Highways Project Manager Adrian Simon said: “We appreciate roadworks are frustrating but we are carrying out this essential and complex repair work under a full daytime closure to minimise disruption and to ensure we complete within six months, and earlier if possible. We’ve been communicating with local businesses, we appreciate the HGV diversion route will take a little longer but surrounding local roads are unsuitable.


“We’re also working closely with residents to ensure access to property is maintained and the impact of noise, vibration and dust is kept to a minimum, and we thank all drivers in advance for their co-operation and patience.”


What’s the diversion?


A modified screengrab from Google Maps showing the forthcoming road closure on the A40 (in red) and the diversion for most motorists (in green). HGV drivers will have to go via the A417 and the M50.
A modified screengrab from Google Maps showing the forthcoming road closure on the A40 (in red) and the diversion for most motorists (in green). HGV drivers will have to go via the A417 and the M50.

During the work, traffic will be diverted via the A4136 to Longhope and the B4224 to rejoin the A40, while HGVs and through traffic will be diverted via the A417 to Bromsbarrow and the M50 to Ross-on-Wye.


Original source: https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/a40-gloucestershire-shut-six-months-7413656

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