9:26am Monday 16th September 2013
GLOUCESTERSHIRE Highways will stop resurfacing work on the A46 at Woodchester for one day in support of the Five Valleys Walk for the Meningitis Trust.
The road will be closed every Sunday for the next six weeks while work is carried out.
However, to prevent any unnecessary disruption to the Five Valleys Walk, Gloucestershire Highways will suspend the planned road closure on Sunday, September 29.
Councillor Vernon Smith, Cabinet member for highways and flood said: “We listened to the organisers and to those taking part and we’ve been able to reschedule the work we need to do without closing the road on the day of the event. I hope they have a successful day with plenty of visitors to the Stroud area.
“We will aim to complete our work over the five remaining planned Sunday road closures in September and October.”
Sue Davie, chief executive officer of Meningitis Trust/Meningitis UK, said: “We are very grateful to the council for changing the plans to ensure that our event is not affected in any way.
"We get such incredible support from individuals and organisations in Gloucestershire for our Five Valleys Walk and it is the energy and enthusiasm of these supporters who help to raise the £10,000 we need each and every day to continue our vital work; supporting those battling their way back after meningitis, and to fund research into the disease.”
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