Llanthony Road to be closed for three days to allow improvement works

Gloucester’s Llanthony Road will be closed for three days this month to allow for improvement works to be completed.

The road will be closed between St Ann Way and the junction for Gloucestershire College from 6am on Wednesday 11 January, to 6.30pm on Friday 13 January.

This will allow completion of drainage and the surfacing of the road between Hemmingsdale Road and Sudmeadow Road.

Access to St Ann Way will be unaffected by the closure, and access to Hemmingsdale Road, Sudmeadow Road and businesses within the closure will also be maintained from the Gloucestershire College junction end of the closure.

To access Spinnaker Road, road users will need to turn left out of St Ann Way and travel around the roundabout before making a left turn into Spinnaker Road.

The work on the Llanthony Road section of the A430 will see widening of the carriageway to two lanes in each direction at this well-known pinch point will help to improve the traffic flow on a major route through the city.

It will also see widening of the footpaths on both sides to incorporate a fully segregated cycleway and pedestrian path on the northern verge, and cycle priority over motorised users at side road junctions.

The scheme will also see St Ann Way widened to provide two right turn lanes into Llanthony Road, and new traffic lights at Sudmeadow Road to help traffic to flow better. The side road junctions will be upgraded and there will also be improvements to pedestrian crossings.

The overall delivery of this critical scheme has been underway since July 2022 and is due to be completed by late summer 2023.

Any future closures needed for works on scheme will be advertised as early as possible to give businesses and commuters sufficient warning.

The funding for the scheme is coming from multiple sources including an allocation of £2million from the government through the Gloucestershire GFirst LEP Growth Deal and £9.1million from the Department for Transport’s Levelling Up fund.

Cllr David Gray, Cabinet member responsible for the environment at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “I would like to thank residents and businesses for their understanding and apologise for any inconvenience caused by this road closure.

“Closing Llanthony Road will allow us to make important improvements which will help traffic flow and create a fully segregated cycle route.”

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