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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:  ¬£250 to ¬£500 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress report

We are working to develop route options to improve the A417 Missing Link and deliver a solution that will transform journey reliability, increase safety and unlock the economic potential for business and people in the area while respecting the special character of the Cotswolds landscape. 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.

What next

We are now conducting a final review of the route options to ensure we present the best solutions which are value for money before we can launch our public consultation early next year. As part of our consultation we will invite the local community, landholders, businesses, road users and key stakeholders to provide feedback on the route options presented.

Timeline

Date Event
December 2014 Scheme announced
Early 2018 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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Location : The A40 eastbound between the junctions with the A38 and the A417 north of Gloucester. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 10:01 on 24 January 2018 to 15:00 on 24 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The A40 westbound between the junctions with the A417 north of Gloucester and the A38 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 January 2018 to 06:30 on 24 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 6:30 am
Location : The A40 eastbound between the junctions with the A48 and the A417 west of Gloucester. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2018 to 27 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 6:07 am
Location : The A417 southbound between the junctions with the A436 and the A429 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 January 2018 to 06:00 on 26 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 4:00 pm
Location : The A417 northbound between the junctions with the A429 and the A436 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 25 January 2018 to 05:00 on 26 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 3:50 pm
Location : The A40 eastbound between the junctions with the A38 and the A417 north of Gloucester. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 10:00 on 25 January 2018 to 15:00 on 25 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 17, 2018, 1:01 pm

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