The Highways Agency has shelved plans to close part of the A40 for up to 16 weeks.

As reported in last week's Ross Gazette, the Highways Agency's decision to close the busy commuter road at Highnam was met with opposition from the local MP, Mark Harper.

The MP met the Highways Agency's South West Regional Director, Andrew Page-Dove, in Parliament on Tuesday, December 16th.In a letter to Mark Harper, Mr Page-Dove has confirmed some investigatory work will take place in January with traffic light controls for about two weeks but that the major works planned to start in January will not now take place. Read the full story in this week's Ross Gazette.