National Highways’ funding stream helps to reconnect Gloucestershire

A National Highways funding stream is helping to reconnect Gloucestershire by improving connectivity and accessibility to Public Rights of Way near the A417. National Highways, the company responsible for England’s major A-roads and motorways, is investing over £130,000 from its Users and Communities fund. The fund aims to build new infrastructure and enhance existing facilities […]

Multi-million pound transport scheme reaches major milestone

A major transport scheme in Gloucestershire has reached a major milestone. Gloucestershire County Council’s proposed M5 Junction 10 Improvements Scheme has been approved by the planning inspectorate. The council’s application will now enter the third stage of the national infrastructure planning process known as pre-examination, reports the Business Desk. During this next stage, the public […]

‘Summer of resurfacing’ launches in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire County Council has launched a ‘summer of resurfacing’ to improve road conditions right across the county.   The county council is responsible for maintaining almost 6000km of roads and many have been adversely affected by some of the coldest and wettest winter weather for over 100 years.  The county council is focusing heavily on its £100m […]

Galliford Try enters early contractor involvement for junction 10, M5 work

Galliford Try has entered into an early contractor involvement agreement with Gloucestershire County Council to design proposed improvements to junction 10 of the M5 motorway near Cheltenham. The scheme, which is subject to planning approval, is being funded through a £249m award from the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund. It would involve building two new slip […]

Construction begins on £26m transport hub in Cheltenham

Building work has begun on the £26million Arle Court Transport Hub in Cheltenham. Kier Construction has broken ground on the site of Hatherley Lane with the existing park and ride now partly closed. It will be transormed into a four-storey building which will include an 848-space multi-storey car park, covered waiting area, information desk, café […]

Gloucestershire roads given £4 million Government boost

Gloucestershire County Council has been awarded almost £4 million by the Government to help with the ongoing highway maintenance challenges caused by some of the coldest and wettest periods of weather we’ve seen for over 100 years. As part of the Government’s 2023/24 budget, an additional £200 million will be provided for highways maintenance across […]

Nineteen Olympic swimming pools of asphalt used on Gloucestershire’s roads

Gloucestershire County Council has been reviewing its highways success recently, highlighting facts and stats* that make compelling reading. Despite the very cold weather in December work has stayed on track and the further £100m investment is starting to really pay off, it has said this week. Cllr Dom Morris, cabinet member for highways and flooding […]

Rising costs forces bid rethink for £200m M5 junction 10 project

Gloucestershire County Council is set to retender its project to upgrade junction 10 of the M5 to the west of Cheltenham. The council has gone back to the market with refreshed procurement plans in the face of volatile market costs, despite originally planning to chose a contractor for the project by July. Its new procurement […]

£14.1 million active travel bid success for Gloucestershire

The delivery of Gloucestershire County Council’s ‘ambitious’ 26-mile ‘cycle spine’ from Stroud to Bishops Cleeve has been given a real boost after the Department for Transport (DfT) confirmed that Gloucestershire County Council will be awarded £14.1 million. The cycle spine extends from Stroud to Bishops Cleeve and will pass through Gloucester and Cheltenham, creating a […]


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