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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

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.


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.


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 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: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
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 21 July 2017 to 16:00 on 21 July 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 24 July 2017 to 28 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J12 and J11A . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:30 on 21 July 2017.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm


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