Dursley roads Mary Lane and Hill Road set to close for resurfacing work funded by Highways Local
MUCH needed resurfacing work is set to start in Dursley which will involve the closure of two roads for two days.
Letters have been sent to residents informing them of the planned work on May Lane and Hill Road starting today (Thursday, March 14).
May Lane is to be resurfaced from the bus station entrance to its junction with Five Acres, and Hill Road will receive the same treatment from May Lane to its junction with Hardings Drive.
Each county councillor has been allocated a budget of £10,000 to spend on highways projects in their area.
The two county councillors for Cam and Dursley, Cllr Brian Tipper and Cllr Dennis Andrewartha, decided to pool their resources with an additional £1,500 from Gloucestershire County Council to meet the full cost of the works.
Cllr Andrewartha said it was difficult deciding where to spend the Highways Local budget.
"Fortunately both Brian and I believe improvements to this busy junction are the best value for money," he said.
"Many local people will benefit from the work which is close to May Lane surgery, a town car park and other local amenities."
Cllr Tipper, agreed that it was a good idea.
"Many local people are fully aware of the constraints on the council's budgets and have shown their appreciation for any extra money found to work on the area's roads," he said.
Pedestrian access will be maintained over the two days and residents are advised to speak to the operatives on site if they have issues with access to their property.