Motorists who travel through Gloucester overnight will face disruption this week as resurfacing work gets underway on the A38.
The westbound side of the A38 Eastern Avenue will be closed from now until July 5 for crews to lay a brand new surface.
The new surface will stretch from the Metz Way junction to the Barnwood Road roundabout and it is part of Gloucestershire County Council’s extra £100 million investment into the county’s road network.
Council chiefs say they have arranged the work to take place between 7pm and 7am, Monday to Friday, to keep disruption to a minimum.
They say highways crews will complete the vital resurfacing works along the 92,408 square feet stretch of road with 1,010 tonnes of material.
Highways cabinet member Dom Morris said it is really important to keep Eastern Avenue in good condition as it is used by thousands of vehicles each day to get around Gloucester.
“We appreciate this work is inconvenient, however it will be worth it once the work is complete. I’d like to thank local residents and road users for bearing with us.”
Division councillor David Brown welcomed the works. He said: “Eastern Avenue is such a vital route through Gloucester, so I’m pleased to see highways have responded to requests to carry out this urgent resurfacing. The new surface will make journeys around the city smoother.
“This has the added benefit for local residents of a little less pressure on the main route through the heart of Barnwood and Hucclecote, although there is more to do on that. I would like to thank the local community for their patience while the work is carried out.”
Labour group leader John Bloxsom said his group welcomes the investment in keeping roads in good condition.
“We would also call for more action to tackle the backlog of repairs and measures to improve road safety for all including pedestrians and cyclists,” he added.