Horsley: Landslip Road Reopening

10 March 2014, 12:20 | Updated: 10 March 2014, 12:21

cones at the side of the road

Gloucestershire County Council has reopened the road between the B4058 and the Downend turn under temporary traffic lights.

Following a landslip caused by heavy rain at the start of the year the B4058 Nailsworth to Horsley Road, Stroud was closed. 

Now that investigation work is complete the road is reopening this afternoon, Monday 10th March. 

As a precaution a 7.5 tonne weight restriction has been put in place, although buses will still be allowed to use this route, and a 30mph speed limit will apply. 

The site, which has already been the subject of some corrective work this year, was affected by significant recent rainfall that caused further movement on the hillside. 

Highways crews relieved pressure on the landslip and sandbags were placed on the road to divert water away from the slip area, helping to reduce the risk of further movement and protecting the properties below. 

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways, said: "We would like to thank road users and residents for their cooperation during this time. The recent rainfall and flooding has been a challenge for us all and I'm proud of the way our communities, highways teams and partners have responded.'' 

For further information regarding these works, please contact Gloucestershire County Council on 08000 514514