MORE DETAILS have this week been released regarding the upcoming closure of three town centre roads.

Pitted-surfaces in George Street, King Street and Russell Street are set to be transformed as part of an ongoing £100 million countywide programme of roadworks.

Drivers are being warned that full road closures will be in place – the roads will be closed between 7pm and 7am for six nights from Friday, January 19 until Friday, January 26.

A Gloucestershire County Council spokesperson previously told the SNJ: "This work will greatly improve these road surfaces, so all road users can enjoy smoother and safer journeys.

"It is planned for early 2024 but is subject to change depending on weather conditions and other factors.

"There will be full road closures in place to enable the works to be completed as quickly as possible."

The works were previously welcomed by town leaders.

Mayor Stella Parkes said: "We are proud of our town centre and actively promote it to residents and visitors.

"Good roads are a vital part of the mix and we would welcome resurfacing work which is long overdue."

Tony Davey, chair of Stroud Chamber of Trade, said: "The state of the roads and pavements in our town centre have been a source of concern for a long time.

Stroud MP Siobhan Baillie said: "I do get complaints about potholes and the state of roads generally and I always find the county council highways are very responsive.

"I will check in with highways but it appears this work will ultimately improve the town centre so I welcome the investment."

A letter was sent out to residents this week about the closures by the highways department at Gloucestershire County Council.

It read: “Our resurfacing programme is dependent on several factors.

“It can be affected by things like heavy rain, changes in temperature and other weather events as well as plant breakdown and unforeseen technical issues that arise once work has begun.

“All this means scheme dates and details can change at short notice.

“We appreciate this is inconvenient, and we will keep our online schedule and our social media feeds updated with more details if changes happen.”