Gloucester road closed at weekends to protect clubbers

A city centre street in Gloucester is to be closed every Friday and Saturday night to keep clubbers safe.

Traffic will not be able to drive along Eastgate Street between 22:00 BST and 05:00 BST from this weekend onwards.

Removable bollards will be used at the junction with Nettleton Street and at the junction with Bruton Way to prevent vehicle access from both directions.

Gloucestershire County Council hopes to improve safety by having fewer cars travelling outside the pubs and clubs.

Councillor Will Windsor Clive said: "By cutting the number of cars on the road as people walk from pub to pub, we hope to reduce the likelihood of accidents occurring and people getting hurt."

This scheme is being introduced in partnership with Gloucestershire Police as part of their Street Safe initiative.

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