Summer of resurfacing

This summer we will be making record numbers of improvements to the county’s roads. As well as dealing with the impact of the particularly cold and wet winter weather we have boosted investment to deliver a summer of resurfacing.


Five key actions we’re taking to strengthen the county’s roads:

  1. We have got more engineers out and about making urgent repairs - On top of 36 teams already fixing the worst reported potholes, we have an extra 8 teams finding and fixing smaller potholes before they get worse.
  2. We have invested in new machinery for faster repairs - The Spray Injection Patcher, known as a ‘pothole buster’, can fix over 100 potholes in a day.
  3. We are racing to resurface as many roads as possible - More than 170 roads are set to be resurfaced across the county this year.
  4. We are trialling new techniques with new materials to make repairs stronger in all weather conditions.
  5. We are cracking down on utility companies, to monitor the quality of work they carry out - Almost 80% of roadworks in the county are down to utility companies.

(Click an arrow below to follow the progress of our work each week)

Photo of a newly resurfaced road in Cheltenham on a sunny day

We have kicked off a summer of road resurfacing. The dry conditions are ideal for making repairs so we’re racing to improve as many roads as possible. Next week we’ll be working across many sites including resurfacing Tynings Road in Nailsworth and we’ll start on Main Street running between Boddington and Staverton. There are over 170 roads in the schedule which you can view on the resurfacing map. (The picture above shows the recently resurfaced St George's Road in Cheltenham).

  • This week our Spray Injection Patcher machine will be fixing potholes North of Gloucester.
  • We will also be making patching repairs to Dale Walk in Bishops Cleeve, Ellenore Drive in Alderton and St Michael's Road in Cirencester.
  • Our new 'find and fix' teams made 600 repairs during their first three days on the job — they are seeking out and fixing smaller potholes before they become a safety hazard.
  • So far during this financial year (between 6 April - 12 June) we have already made 8389 road repairs across the county. 
  • This week we have also launched a feedback survey. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and let us know about your experience of the streets in your local area. 
  • This week patching repairs will be carried out on Hospital Road in Moreton-In-Marsh, Castle Gardens in Chipping Campden, Vasey Road in Stratton and on the road between Compton Abdale and Compton Farm.
  • Our spray injection patcher has put down 14 tonnes of material to fix 227 potholes and surface problems North of Gloucester.
  • So far engineers have found and repaired 1955 smaller potholes before they get worse. This is part of a new approach to prevent further deterioration.
  • We are working at night to resurface the A417 in the Forest of Dean. This week we begin the second leg of work covering the Bromsberrow Heath section, including the M50 Junction 2 slip roads.   
Photo of large white Spray Injection Patcher vehicle
  • This week during the nights we continue to resurface the A417 between Ledbury Road and Bromsberrow Heath in Forest of Dean.
  • During the day our teams will be out repairing potholes across the county and we have patching work on Lydney Road in Yorkley, and between Nibley and Viney Hill.
  • If the weather remains favourable we will carry out surface dressing on Quarhouse Lane in Brimscombe. 
  • Gloucestershire County Council are responsible for 5931.613 km (3696 miles) of roads across the county. We routinely inspect all of the roads but potholes can develop quickly so you can help us by reporting issues online.
  • This month we have fixed 253 potholes so far.
    (The picture above shows the Spray Injection Patcher on Sandhurst Lane).
  • This week we will be making patching repairs on Naas Lane in Lydney, Buttington Road in Sedbury and Valley Road, Cinderford.
  • We are resurfacing Cultham Lane in Bagendon and we expect this to take two days. We will also begin resurfacing Longford Lane in Longford during the nights. Overnight towards the end of the week we will begin resurfacing Berkeley Bypass.
  • We are nearing the end of the first phase of surface dressing across the county. Surface dressing helps to prolong the life of our roads and you can view the list of roads to be treated. Soon this schedule will be updated with roads to be completed during the next phase in August.
  • Since the beginning of April we have made 11851 pothole and minor road repairs.
  • And so far this summer our Find and Fix teams have proactively fixed 4000 small potholes before they became safety hazards. This is a new approach we are trialling to get ahead with repairs.
  • At this time of year we are also out cutting grass. This week we will cut at 804 sites across many parishes including Winchcombe, Coaley, Wotton-under-Edge, Hawling, Lower Slaughter, Naunton, Kingswood, Hinton, Uley, Cam and Slimbridge. You can view the grass cutting schedule.
  • This week we will resurface Carmarthen Llandilo and Dynevor Streets during day times. And at night we will begin resurfacing the A38 Finlay Road in Gloucester.
  • Did you know almost 80% of roadworks in Gloucestershire are carried out by utility companies? Find out when roadworks are planned near you using the map.
  • And there is still time to complete the local roads feedback survey before 1 August. Please tell us about your experience of the roads in your local area to help us plan more improvements.
  • Pothole repairs have been boosted with a second Spray Injection Patching machine operating in the South of the county. The new machine is pictured below with Cllr Dom Morris (right) and Local Highways Manager Max Kelly (left).

  • This week in the Forest of Dean district we will make patching repairs to Morse Road in Drybrook, Fancy Road at Parkend, the A4136 and Valley Road, Cinderford.
  • In the Cotswold district we will begin resurfacing the Farmington stretch of the A40 London Road during the nights between 8pm-7am.
  • During the summer we must also prepare for winter weather. We are working with councillors to make sure grit bins are installed and topped up across the county.
  • And this is the last week to complete the local roads survey before it closes midday 1 August. We are collecting feedback about the condition of the roads and streets in your area. Your answers will help us improve our highways service.

Photo of edge of lane being repaired

  • This week we are resurfacing the A4013 Princess Elizabeth Way in Cheltenham and the A417 at Ampney St.Peter. Both of these works will be carried out during the nights between 7pm-7am.
  • All year round we empty and clean gullies (drains) to prevent flooding. This week in the North of the county we begin clearing 473 gullies in Lansdown Ward and we are working our way through 2086 gullies in Tewkesbury. Also this week in the West we are working in West Dean. In the South: Matson and Robinswood Ward. In the East: Ampney St. Peter, Ampney St. Mary, Ampney Crucis, Barnsley and Preston. The full annual gully emptying schedule is available on our road maintenance web page.  
  • Every day pothole repair teams are working across the county. Engineers inspect the roads on a regular basis but potholes can develop quickly, so you can help us by reporting issues online
  • This summer's road improvement works are part of a £100m resurfacing programme which has been supported by extra funding from central government. This has allowed us to expand annual resurfacing plans and fast track repairs.
Photo of engineers preparing spray injection patcher machine

  • This week we are resurfacing Winston Road in Churchdown and we begin resurfacing St Pauls Road in Cheltenham.
  • We will carry out surface dressing on Bishton Lane in Chepstow.
  • To find out where utility company roadworks will be taking place and how long they should take, check the One.Network map.
  • Last week our Find and Fix teams repaired 795 potholes across the county. They are finding and fixing smaller potholes before they get worse.
  • The Spray Injection Patcher machine has been operating in Batsford and is set to move into the Forest of Dean next. Since 12 June it has carried out over 1000 pothole repairs across the county. Here it is pictured in with Cllr Dom Morris and Mark Harper, Member of Parliament for the Forest of Dean.
  • This week we have also been preparing surface dressing on Cinderford Road, Blakeney, Sutton Road in Littledean, as well as Church End Lane in Tewkesbury, Netherhope Lane in Tidenham, New Road in Aylburton, the A46 to Newton Farm in Ashcurch, and Beckford Road in Tewkesbury.

    Cllr Dom Morris and MP Mark Harper stand next to a machine
  • This week during the nights we will begin resurfacing the A430, Secunda Way, in Gloucester and we expect the work to take around three weeks. At night we will also begin resurfacing a section of the A429 near Northleach which we expect to complete by 30 August. 
  • In addition to resurfacing we carry out 'surface dressing' to extend the life of our roads. We use it on roads that are nearing the end of their life but haven't yet started to fail. You can't apply surface dressings to roads that have deteriorated significantly, so this means that roads being treated may be in a better condition than some others in the county. For more information and a detailed programme of dates visit the surface dressing page.
  • This week surface dressing will be carried out on:
    Cirencester Road in Brockworth,
    From the B4058 to A46 in Tetbury,
    Whiteway Hill to Calcot Crossroads,
    B4014, Fox Hill to Newnton Road in Tetbury,
    Main Road in Long Newton,
    Cherington Lane in Tetbury,
    Sandpool Lane in Tarlton,
    Spratsgate Lane in Cirencester.
  • This week during the nights we will begin resurfacing in Northwick Park, Blockley, which we expect to complete by 7 September. 
  • 34 teams of engineers are repairing potholes across the county this week plus an additional 8 teams are finding and fixing smaller potholes before they develop into safety hazards. Since June, the Find and Fix teams have repaired 10,213 smaller potholes ahead of schedule before they became worse.
  • We will resurface the A417 Barnet Way Roundabout in Gloucester (this is where Corinium Avenue meets the Brockworth Bypass and Barnet Way). Work will be carried out overnight between 8pm-7am and is scheduled to finish by 16 September.
  • To prevent flooding and prepare for winter we are also busy clearing thousands of gullies (drains) across the county. This week we will be clearing gullies in Up Hatherley, Littledean, Westbury-on-Severn, Westgate and Lydney.
  • Since April we have made 20674 pothole and minor road repairs across the county.
  • This week we begin resurfacing the A419 London Road, between Bowbridge crossroads and Cowcombe Hill, (Stroud and Chalford areas). The work will take place during the nights between 8pm – 7am and is expected to be completed by 17 October.
  • Since mid-June our spray injection patching machine has repaired approximately 5,000 potholes across the county.
  • ‘Find and fix’ teams have fixed 11,451 smaller potholes before they became safety hazards.
  • We are also busy repairing Halfpenny Bridge in Lechlade. It's a complex job as the bridge is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Grade II listed structure. You can follow our progress in Halfpenny Bridge repair updates.

Summer of resurfacing


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