RESURFACING has been taking place on the main road linking Dursley and Cam to the A38 and the M5.

Throughout the year the A4135, which also links the settlements to Cam and Dursley Railway Station, has received small improvements but since January 19 the whole road has started to get completely overhauled.

To minimise disruption for road users, the resurfacing work will be restricted to nine consecutive Sundays, which is expected to finish on March 16.

Extra work will take place throughout the half-term from Monday, February 17 to Saturday, February 21.

Final improvements to the road, starting at the Tesco roundabout on the A4135 north towards the railway bridge, will mean that a full road closure will need to be in place whilst the crews are working.

The works will also impact on buses and access to the train station during the Sunday and half-term closures.

Signage will also be put in place suggesting a possible diversion route for road users. Most local businesses in the area have also been made aware of the planned resurfacing.

Speaking at the time of the announcement in December Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood, said, “As this is such a popular road in Cam and Dursley, we wanted to find the right balance between improving the road surface and not creating too much disruption to local residents and businesses.

“This is why it was decided to only work on the road on Sundays and not throughout the working week.

“It’s important that the extra funding for improving the county’s roads is spent wisely and improves roads that people are concerned about and regularly use.”

A map showing the diversions is available on the county council's website.