Gloucestershire

Works on Fairford's main road begin

Nine days of major roadworks have begun on a main road through a Cotswold town.

Resurfacing of the A417 at Fairford was planned for later in the year, but it became more urgent when bad weather caused the road to deteriorate further.

Gloucestershire County Council said the narrowness of the road meant it had to be completely closed while repairs take place.

The council is using the closure as an opportunity to carry out minor drainage repairs along the route as well.

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