Councillors welcome road resurfacing (Kingswood)

A major road in Kingswood is set to be resurfaced starting next week, it has been announced.

Court Road, which links Hanham Road with Mount Hill Road, is to be resurfaced by South Gloucestershire Council from 10th to 19th January. Local councillors for the area had been campaigning for several years for the road to be resurfaced and have welcomed the news.

Councillors Roger Coales, Andy Perkins and Pat Rooney (Labour, Woodstock) said:

“Court Road is long overdue for resurfacing so we are pleased it is finally being done. Originally we were told that only one half of the road, south of Hopps Road, would be resurfaced this year but we argued that the whole road was in a bad state. We are pleased that Council officials listened to our appeals and the whole stretch will be done in one go.”

Local campaigner Gareth Manson who works with the councillors on their campaigns added:

“Court Road is one of the most heavily used roads in the area. Recent surveys have shown that around 3300 vehicles per day are using the road, so the new surface will be welcomed by a lot of drivers as well as local residents.”

Labour councillors have argued for many years that the Council should be investing more in road repairs. Councillors agreed to put an extra £2million into the road repair budget this year and recognised the need to do this for the foreseeable future.

During the resurfacing works traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic lights. The road will be closed to through traffic for the 18th & 19th January, although access to properties will be available at all times.

Source: Woodstock Labour Councillors

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