THE Stow Town Square resurfacing will now not be closed at weekends.

The town square was going to be closed from Sunday until Friday April 15 but this has now been postponed.

The Square, a prime location for residents and businesses in Stow, is in need of essential resurfacing because the road has deteriorated and reached the end of its life.

The work, which is part of the county council’s £150 million promise to upgrade Gloucestershire’s roads will now take place from 5pm on Monday May 7 until Monday May 14 at 5pm, not including weekends.

Work hours will be 7.00am to 5.00pm, with closures in place around the clock due to the location of the works, with no parking or through traffic for the duration.

Over the weekend of May 12 and 13, all access routes for The Square will be reopened – along with a majority of The Square.

Road closures will then be reinstated for the final day of work on Monday May 14.

Crews will use 370 tonnes of asphalt to complete this vital resurfacing of the 3341 m2 area of the town square.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood, said: “This important scheme highlights our continued investment to keep the county moving.

"I’d like to reassure residents that we’ll minimise the disruption as much as possible and thank them for their patience.”

Cllr Nigel Moor, county councillor for Stow-on-the-Wold, said: “I’m very pleased The Square is being included in the new resurfacing programme. This is an important area of Stow and the resurfacing will have a significant benefit to the local community.

"The road has been slowly deteriorating so these improvements will help make the journey smoother for everyone.”

Limited parking will be available during the works however, to avoid disappointment, visitors are advised to use alternative car parks. All businesses will be open as usual and pedestrian access will be maintained.

The diversion will be via the A429, Sheep Street, Well Lane, Parson’s Corner and High Street. The diversion is the same in reverse.