Work is underway to repair the landslide on the A40 in Gloucestershire

Roadworks are set to begin on a section of the A40 in Gloucestershire following a landslide.

National Highways has carried out assessment and survey work to stabilize a section of road near Longhope.

The main construction phase is the next priority due to concerns that the landslide could worsen and cause further instability.

Emergency repairs to the roadway and safety barriers will begin at 8:00 PM BST.

The road between the A4136 Forest Gate junction and the B4224 junction at Lea will be closed overnight and during the day until 6am BST on 8 May.

Access for residents, businesses and emergency vehicles will be maintained throughout the duration of the closure.

To minimize disruption to local residents at night, the work will only be carried out during the day, between 7:30 AM and 7:30 PM BST.

There will be a diversion route for trucks and local traffic, with trucks being diverted via the A417 and the M50.

Local traffic is being diverted via the A4136 and B4224.

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