Road in Up Hatherley finally gets much-needed overhaul
MOTORISTS are celebrating after hearing Up Hatherley Way will finally be resurfaced.
The road, which some parish councillors claimed was one of the worst in Cheltenham, is scheduled to be repaired in October.
Gloucestershire Highways will resurface the area from Cold Pool Lane roundabout to the Caernarvon Road.
Sections of the road will be closed while the work takes place between October 15 and October 19.
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The estimated cost of the scheme along the stretch is £120,000.
Bollards in Chargrove Lane will be temporarily removed to allow access from the Coombe Glen Lane and Greatfield Lane approaches.
Up Hatherley parish councillor Una Qualtrough said: "It is great that it is going to happen because it has been awful for the people who live there and who use the road.
"It has been horrendous and it is good to see something finally been done."
Drivers were unhappy with the road after it was riddled with potholes following the freezing temperatures struck in 2010, leaving the surface crumbling.
Gloucestershire County Council's highways teams had filled in some of the holes but calls were made for a complete overhaul of the road.
Hopes for the work were thwarted after Shire Hall bosses told the parish councillors they would have to wait until at least April 2013.
The road will be resurfaced with a noise-reducing covering. Residents of The Oaks and Manor Park have been campaigning for years for a quieter layering.
A spokesman for Gloucestershire Highways said the road will be closed to ensure the work is carried out safely, but it will be done in phases to minimise disruption to residents and businesses.
Councillor Will Windsor-Clive, cabinet member for communities, said: "I am sure any short-term disruption to residents and road users will be outweighed by the new road surface.
"I hope, once the work is complete, the new surface on the road will greatly improve things for both residents and motorists."
Highways bosses will contact businesses and residents by letter to tell them exactly when the work is taking place.
Anyone who has any concerns can call Gloucestershire Highways 08000 514514.
Potholes can be reported through a repair hotline on 08000 514514 or at email@example.com.