Due to bad weather last weekend, the new road surface couldn’t be finished at Over Roundabout as planned. Crews will be back on the ground at 7am on Saturday to finish the job.
To cause as little disruption to commuters as possible, the resurfacing at Over Roundabout will be finished on Saturday (18 August) between 7am and midnight.
The much needed £2.756m improvement scheme at Over Roundabout is nearly complete, but last Sunday (12 August) highways crews took the difficult decision to pause the resurfacing work due to forecast heavy rain. Closures this Saturday will mean crews can complete the work giving drivers a smooth surface around the whole junction. A diversion route will be signposted for motorists travelling Westbound, but the county council’s advice is to avoid the roundabout on Saturday, if possible.
For the rest of the week there will be off peak lane closures on the approach to the roundabout from Highnam. The south side of the roundabout is currently one lane to filter traffic away from the lane closure going into Gloucester.
Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways at Gloucestershire County Council said: “We are aware that weekend road closures have caused issues for commuters, however we can’t control the weather. We understand everyone’s frustration and our priority now is to get the new surface laid as soon as possible.
“Again I would like to apologise for the disruption and thank everyone for their patience.”
Road closures at Over Roundabout, 7am to 12 midnight on 18 August:
- 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 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