GLOUCESTERSHIRE County Council is inviting people to a drop-in at Whitminster Village Hall on Tuesday 25th February to learn about a planned improvement scheme on the A38.

Spring 2014 will see the start of a significant improvement scheme on the A38 from the Hardwicke roundabout to Claypits. The scheme could see over £1m invested on this stretch of road and plans are to have it completed by the summer.

In order to ensure local residents and businesses are fully aware of the proposals and give everyone a chance to query and comment on the scheme, Gloucestershire County Council is holding an open drop-in at Whitminster Village Hall on Tuesday 25th February from 2.00pm – 6.30pm.

Amongst other plans, the scheme proposes resurfacing of the road, safety improvements through signing and a reduction of the speed limit from 60mph to 50mph. The informal drop in session will allow people to turn up at any time between 2:00pm – 6.30pm and ask questions about the works.

Gloucestershire County Council officers will be there for the duration and available to speak to residents. Drawings and information will also be on display to illustrate the details of the scheme.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways, said, “We’re holding this drop-in because it’s absolutely vital that we get the opinions of people who either live near the road or use it on a regular basis.

“We want to introduce the scheme and hear genuine, useful feedback. I really encourage people who use the A38 to come along if they can and look forward to hearing the opinions gathered.” If you have any queries about the exhibition and scheme, please do not hesitate to contact Gloucestershire County Council on: 08000 514514.