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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 consulting on our proposals to improve the A417 between Brockworth bypass and Cowley roundabout from 15 February 2018 to 29 March 2018. This consultation is your opportunity to express your views on our proposals.

Businesses, local authorities, public bodies, road users and the communities and neighbouring areas can all play an important part in the development of the scheme. Your feedback is therefore essential to this consultation.

You can find out more about the consultation and have your say by visiting our consultation webpage.

What's next

After the consultation we‘ll combine your feedback with further technical analysis and use this to decide our “preferred route”: the option we will take forward for more detailed design.

We expect to make our preferred route announcement in late 2018. There will then be a statutory public consultation on our proposal before we summit our application for a Development Consent Order (DCO). A DCO is a special type of planning application, which is needed for a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP).

Timeline

Date Event
December 2014 Scheme announced
15 February – 29 March 2018 Route options consultation
Late 2018 Preferred route announcement
TBC Start of works
TBC End of works

Consultation events

Date Time Venue Address
Saturday 17 February 2018 11am to 6pm National Star College Ullenwood, GL53 9QU.
Thursday 22 February 2018 12pm to 8pm Elkstone Village Hall Hill View, Elkstone, GL53 9PB
Friday 23 February 2018 11am to 6pm Witcombe and Bentham Village Hall Pillcroft Road, Witcombe, GL3 4TB
Saturday 24 February 2018 11am to 6pm St Andrews Church Hall Montpellier Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1SP
Sunday 04 March 2018 11am to 6pm GL1 Leisure Centre Bruton Way, Gloucester, GL1 1DT
Thursday 08 March 2018 12pm to 8pm Henley Bank High School (formerly known as Millbrook Academy) Mill Lane, Brockworth, Gloucester, GL3 4QF

Public information points

  • Crickley Hill Visitor Centre, Crickley Hill, Birdlip, Gloucester GL4 8JY
  • Gloucester Library, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, GL1 1HT
  • Cheltenham Library, Clarence Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JT
  • Cirencester Library, The Waterloo, Cirencester, GL7 2PZ
  • Stroud Library, Landsdown, Stroud, GL5 1BB
  • Hucclecote Library, Hucclecote Road, Gloucester, GL3 3RT
  • Brockworth Community Library, Moorfield Road, Brockworth, GL3 4ET
  • Coleford Library, The Main Place, Old Station Way, Coleford, GL16 8RH

Deposit locations

  • Gloucestershire County Council, Shire Hall, Westgate St, Gloucester GL1 2TG
  • Tewkesbury Town Hall, High Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5AL
  • Cotswold District Council main offices, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1PX

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 M5 southbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 February 2018 to 06:00 on 27 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J11A and J12 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 February 2018 to 2 March 2018.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The A417 southbound between the junctions with the A436 and the A429 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 February 2018 to 06:00 on 27 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J12 and J11A . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 February 2018 to 2 March 2018.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 February 2018 to 06:00 on 1 March 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J11A and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 February 2018 to 06:00 on 1 March 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J11 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 February 2018 to 06:00 on 28 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J11A and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 March 2018 to 06:00 on 2 March 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 February 2018 to 06:00 on 28 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J11 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 February 2018 to 06:00 on 27 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 March 2018 to 06:00 on 2 March 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm

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