Highways England – Investing in our roads
Between 27 September and 8 November 2019 Highways England are consulting further on proposals to improve the A417 Missing Link, a single lane stretch of carriageway between the Brockworth bypass and Cowley roundabout in Gloucestershire.
A summary of the proposals is as follows:
-3.6 miles (5.8 km) of new dual carriageway connecting the existing A417 Brockworth bypass with the existing A417 dual carriageway south of Cowley
-The section to the west of the existing Air Balloon roundabout would follow the existing A417 corridor. However, the section to the south and east of the Air Balloon roundabout would be offline, away from the existing road corridor
-A new junction at Shab Hill, providing a link from the A417 to the A436 towards Oxford and into Birdlip
-A green bridge near Crickley Hill
-A new junction would be included near Cowley, replacing the existing Cowley roundabout
The existing A417 between the Air Balloon roundabout and the Cowley roundabout would be repurposed. Some lengths of this existing road would be converted into a route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Other sections would be retained to maintain local access for residents.
Highways England would like to hear your views on these proposals. Please click on the link below for more information: