"Worst road in Gloucestershire" gets makeover
THE MAIN road through Uley, described as "one of the worst roads in Gloucestershire", has had a much-needed makeover.
Uley Road, running through the centre of the village and taking motorists from Dursley to Stroud, has been plagued with potholes and uneven surfaces for years.
But residents have been pleased with the work carried out by Gloucestershire Highways to resurface the road, including Crawley Hill.
While the road was closed during the day from Monday, July 22 to Thursday, August 8, and taking a few days longer to complete than expected, people have been pleased with the end result.
Volunteer at Uley Community Stores Jean Beeston, from South Street, said it had been an issue for a long time.
"Everyone is so pleased with the work," she said.
"I’m quite impressed with the speed they have done it in. It makes a big difference, the hill was particularly bad. We’re pleased and hope it lasts."
Company director Steve Haddrell from Owlpen described the resurfacing as "timely" and "much-needed".
"I had heard paramedics describe it as one of the worst roads in Gloucestershire to take patients to hospital but it's lovely now," he said.
"They did it very efficiently. It’s made an awful difference."
Stroud MP Neil Carmichael has praised the success of the campaign to secure the treatment to the road.
"The resurfacing of the roads in Uley is an excellent example of the county council using funds wisely to improve our infrastructure, to the benefit of residents and businesses alike," he said.
"I am pleased that rural areas such as Uley are getting the support which they need, and will continue campaigning for improved infrastructure across the Stroud Valleys and Vale."
Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood, said: "The county council is committed to improving roads across the county and I'm very pleased that local residents are happy with this recent work."
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