8:01pm Monday 30th September 2013
By Kate Wilson
CHALFORD residents can look forward to less disruption in the future now their village high street is going to be resurfaced.
Highway teams will also be working to retain and support the Thanet House wall in the high street to improve safety and prevent the road from slipping in the future.
The first stage will see highway teams underpin the existing wall to stabilise it and as a result the road will be closed between 8am and 5pm from Monday, October 7 and Friday, November 1.
Following this the road will be treated to a brand new surface across the whole width of the carriageway.
During this work a full 24/7 road closure will be in place between Monday, November 4 and Friday, November 8.
A signed diversion route will be in place and access to local properties will be maintained at all times via this route.
Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “These repairs will not only protect the wall which supports the high street for many years to come but they will also improve the surface of road.”
County councillor Stan Waddington (Con, Minchinhampton) said: “A number of people have shared their concerns about this road and I am very pleased to hear this work, which will ensure its future stability, will be carried out before the winter sets in.”
Residents and businesses have been written to asking them to park their car outside of the works area during working hours and have also been offered additional assistance from the site supervisor.
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