The Over Roundabout scheme, which forms part of the council’s £150 million investment in to the county’s roads, continues to move forward this weekend as crews start to lay the new road surface.

The much needed £2.756m improvement scheme at Over Roundabout is nearing its completion and this weekend will see Gloucestershire County Council get one step closer.

So the resurfacing work can be carried out safely and swiftly, lane closures will be in place throughout this weekend (3rd Aug – 6th Aug) and therefore its capacity will be reduced. It is advised that commuters avoid the roundabout if possible as journeys are likely to take significantly longer.

Road closures from 7pm August 3rd until 6am August 6th:

A40 Westbound from Longford Roundabout to Over Roundabout

A417 Northbound from Over Causeway to Over Roundabout

A417 Southbound from Over Roundabout to Over Causeway

A417 Northbound from Over Roundabout to Maisemore

A417 Southbound from Maisemore to Over Roundabout

Resurfacing work is phased over two weekends. The A40 Eastbound from Highnam to Longford will be open this weekend, but options to turn off this route at Over Roundabout will not be available. The A417 Northbound Over Causeway Spur to Westbound A40 towards Highnam will also be open this weekend (3rdAug – 6th Aug). However, advice is to avoid the roundabout if possible as the closures are likely to cause significant delays.

Full diversions will be in place and signposted, and more information can be found online:https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/A40-Over

Following the completion of work this weekend, crews will move on to the remaining lanes at 7pm on Friday 10th August.

Road closures from 7pm Friday 10th August until 6am August 13th:

A40 Westbound from Longford Roundabout to Over Roundabout

A417 Northbound from Over Causeway to Over Roundabout

A417 Southbound from Over Roundabout to Over Causeway

The newly surfaced roads, including the A40 Eastbound from Highnam to Longford with access to the A417 Northbound to Maisemore, the A417 Southbound from Maisemore to Longford through Over only, and the A417 Northbound Over Causeway Spur to Westbound A40 towards Highnam will be open throughout the weekend (10th Aug – 13th August).

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways at Gloucestershire County Council said: “This scheme is part of our £150 million investment into the county’s roads and will make a great difference to commuter’s journey. I’d like to thank people for their patience whilst we carry out these improvements. The benefits will be worth it.”

The project includes widening the Westbound and Southbound approaches; adding a third lane within the roundabout; building new retaining walls and putting in upgraded LED lighting.

The changes to Over will increase the capacity of the roundabout, relieve congestion and save commuters time. Once completed, it will reduce delays on the A40 east-west and the A417 north-south approaches.

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