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Town set for road closures during flood prevention work

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Flood relief and road safety improvements will see a number of road closures in Nailsworth over the coming months.

Gloucestershire County Council is implementing a range of flood prevention measures, starting in September, following flooding in the town in 2020 which caused 36 businesses and eight properties to flood. New drains will be installed and a cattle grid will be converted so it can hold and slowly release flood water.

Safety improvements will also be made to the A46 roundabout in the centre of the town, along with measures to improve safety for pedestrians, after proposals were put forward by Nailsworth Town Council.

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The sign in Nailsworth warning of the road closure.

The schemes have been funded jointly by the county council and Stroud District Council, who are working in partnership to deliver the improvements.

Work will start on 12 September and is due to last for up to seven weeks, with the project expected to be completed by the end of October.

Key dates are:

12-19th September; George Street (between Morrisons and Pensile Road) 24-hour road closure for drainage improvements to cattle grid.

19-26th September; George Street (between Morrisons and the A46) 24-hour road closure for drainage and pedestrian island improvements.

26-30th September; Spring Hill (between the A46 and junction with Old Market) 24-hour road closure and two-way traffic lights controlling traffic going into Old Market.

3-21st October; A46 roundabout – four-way traffic lights.

24-28th October (approximate dates); full night time road closure of the A46.

Residents and businesses have been sent letters informing them of the plans and there will be a drop-in session at the Mortimer Room next to Nailsworth Library, in Old Market, where officers will be on hand to explain the scheme and answer questions from the public from 2pm to 7pm on Tuesday 6 September.

The county council has liaised with Forest Green Rovers over the plans and tried to schedule the work and any road closures around away games or non-match days where possible. Extra staff will be on site to oversee traffic management when work has to take place on a match day.

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