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Resurfacing work on A40 Golden Valley Bypass to get rid of potholes starts Monday

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: January 26, 2014

Potholes on the A40 Golden Valley Bypass

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Resurfacing work on the A40 near the Golden Valley is due to start on Monday.

The work to get rid of potholes was due to get under way last week but it will now start on Monday and continue for three days.

The road between the M5 and Cheltenham’s Arle Court roundabout will be shut while the work is done between the hours of 7pm and 6am.

A diversion will be put in place. The resurfacing is dependent on good weather.

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Councillor Vernon Smith, county council cabinet member for highways and flood, said: “This is important road improvement work and it will significantly improve a well-used road.”

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  • Beegeeuk  |  January 27 2014, 10:28AM

    So they're only fixing the Cheltenham side from the M5 by the sound of it???

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  • Matt1006  |  January 27 2014, 8:44AM

    JemmyWood - nothing to do with the Council. It's the Highways Agency who are responsible for the A40, and it's them who are (eventually) going to be doing the works. Can't blame Glos County Council (Glos Highways) this time. You do have a point about the timing of the works, though. Especially considering the extended period of time in which the potholes have existed. Regarding the quality of the repairs, as it is the HA doing it you would like to think it will be done properly, but time will tell...

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  • agent006  |  January 27 2014, 8:41AM

    What a lovely Volvo 240 though.

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  • dcfc79  |  January 26 2014, 2:04PM

    Here here Jemmy, it really is a poor surface, its hard to not avoid them.

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  • JemmyWood  |  January 26 2014, 12:04PM

    So, the A40 has been in a shocking state for over a year and the council, in their wisdom....once again decide to do repairs during bad weather. Do any of them actually have a clue? these repairs should have been done during trhe summer last year, in the, wait for it..... good weather, begfore it got that bad. So what sort of repairs are we to expect? the low quality, quick fix 'sticking plaster' repairs that will no doubt fail again within a year, thanks to Stan Waddington's bargin basement contract, or a high quality full resurface, that it actually and desperately needs? If the council had actually been doing their jobs for the last few years, rather than sitting on the money or using it for other things, we wouldn't havethis situation in the first place.

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