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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
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
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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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Location : The M5 northbound entry slip at junction J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 May 2017 to 06:00 on 31 May 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M5 northbound entry slip at junction J11 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 24 June 2017.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J11 and J11A . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 May 2017 to 06:00 on 31 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M5 southbound entry slip at junction J11 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 May 2017 to 06:00 on 31 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The A40 westbound between the junctions with the M5 and the A417 north of Gloucester. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 12:30 on 30 May 2017 to 16:30 on 30 May 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 16:00 from 31 May 2017 to 2 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J12 and J11A . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 May 2017 to 06:00 on 31 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
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 20:00 on 31 May 2017 to 06:00 on 1 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J11A and J10 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 24 June 2017.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M5 northbound exit slip at junction J11 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 24 June 2017.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J11A and J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 May 2017 to 06:00 on 31 May 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The A40 westbound between the M5 and the junction with the A38 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 02:24 on 7 April 2017 to 23:59 on 19 February 2018.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am

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