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Improving the connection between two dual carriageway sections of the A417 at Brockworth and Cowley.

Region:  South West
Start date:  TBC
Cost:  £255 to £500 million
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

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Progress report

We are currently developing our proposals for this scheme. This includes examining the area and testing a range of options. The complex nature of the site means that there are many different things to consider, such as landscape, ecology and cultural heritage.

Timeline

Date Event
December 2014 Scheme announced
TBC Have your say
TBC Start of works
TBC End of works

Why we need this scheme

The A417/A419 provides an important route between Gloucester and Swindon that helps connect the Midlands/North and South of England. It as an alternative to the M5/M4 route via Bristol. However, there is limited capacity with steep gradients, limited forward visibility and two roundabouts restricting traffic flow between Brockworth bypass and Cowley roundabout. Our scheme will also aim to enhance the A417 to support economic growth in Gloucestershire and the neighbouring areas.

Aims

The scheme will:
  • reduce congestion
  • improve journey times
  • make our network safer for our customers
  • provide accessible and well connected roads
  • support jobs and economic growth at a local and national level
  • work hard to avoid adverse impacts on the surrounding environment and landscape

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Planned roadworks

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Period : expect disruption until 12:30 on 5 July 2017. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J11A and J10 . Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 6:20 pm
Period : expect disruption until 12:30 on 31 January 2017. Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J13 and J12 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Bridge repairs.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : from 13:09 on 14 November 2016 to 23:59 on 2 March 2017. Location : The A40 eastbound between the junctions with the A48 and the A417 west of Gloucester. Status : Currently Active. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : expect disruption until 06:01 on 10 February 2017. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : Lane three is closed. Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J10 and J11A . Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 24 January 2017 to 27 January 2017. Location : The A40 westbound between the junctions with the M5 and the A417 north of Gloucester. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : expect disruption until 12:30 on 5 July 2017. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Location : The M5 northbound entry slip at junction J11 . Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : From 09:30 on 26 January 2017 to 15:30 on 26 January 2017. Location : The A40 eastbound between the junctions with the A48 and the A417 west of Gloucester. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : from 13:09 on 14 November 2016 to 23:59 on 2 March 2017. Location : The A40 westbound between the junctions with the A417 west of Gloucester and the A48 . Status : Currently Active. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 24 January 2017 to 27 January 2017. Location : The A40 eastbound between the junctions with the A417 north of Gloucester and the M5 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 09:00 on 23 January 2017 to 16:00 on 23 January 2017. Location : The A417 northbound between the junctions with the A429 and the A436 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : expect disruption until 06:01 on 10 February 2017. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Location : The M5 southbound exit slip at junction J11 . Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 January 2017 to 06:00 on 28 January 2017. Location : The M5 southbound entry slip at junction J12 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 January 2017 to 06:00 on 28 January 2017. Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J11A and J13 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 16:00 from 23 January 2017 to 24 January 2017. Location : The A417 southbound between the junctions with the A436 and the A429 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 January 2017 to 06:00 on 28 January 2017. Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J13 and J11A . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : expect disruption until 12:30 on 31 January 2017. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : Lane three is closed. Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J12 and J14 . Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : expect disruption until 12:30 on 16 February 2017. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : Lane three is closed. Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J13 and J12 . Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 6 June 2017. Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm

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