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A40 Over Roundabout Improvements – Night Time Closures – updated 08/05/18


Over Roundabout – Night Time Closures

I’m writing to inform you that we are now in possession of the night time closure dates for the piling work at Over roundabout.

The piling works are required to stabilise the embankment where we will be creating additional carriageway. These works have to be undertaken at night because the operation will utilise the entire available carriageway space and closing the roads (A40 and A417 respectively) during the day would cause significant traffic disruption for thousands of road users.

Please be assured we have looked at all other options of construction, but the soil composition is such that only piling the ground would give us the stability to subsequently widen the carriageway. As with all major transport schemes, we will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum. The diversion routes will be signed in advance of the works and I have attached the planned diversions for your information. All daytime works will be completed using lane closures with the roundabout remaining open. There will be expected delays but access will still be maintained.

The planned night time closures are as follows;

A40 East (between Longford Roundabout and Over roundabout) will be closed overnight from 15th May to 1st June between 7pm – 6am.

A417 North (approach to Over from Maisemore) will be closed overnight from 5th June to 13th June between 7pm – 6am.

As we near scheme completion in August 2018, we will undertake a complete resurfacing of the roundabout. This will take place over two weekends in August (4th – 5th and 11th – 12th August). Road closures will be in place from 7pm Friday evening through to 6am Monday morning. Please note that further restrictions will be in place during the resurfacing of the roundabout but access will be maintained where possible.

Scott Macaulay-Lowe

Team Leader; Major Schemes
HIghway Commissioning, Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2TG

For more details on the two diversion routes click on the link below: