ROAD works have closed off a vital street in Newent causing a 15 mile diversion.

A short stretch of Culver Street, the road that links Newent to Huntley, is having footpaths built on it to make it safer for children who walk to school.

The diversion mapped out by Gloucestershire Highways advises road users to travel from Culver Street, Newent, through Kilcot and Aston Ingham to the Lea, turn left on A40 to Huntley, then through Taynton back to top of Culver Street.

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