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Posted 02/02/2018


Letter from Highways England

You may be aware that Highways England has been investigating options for improving the A417 Missing Link, a three-mile stretch of single lane carriageway between the Brockworth bypass and Cowley roundabout. This is after the Department for Transport published its Road Investment Strategy 2015- 2020, an investment programme to tackle some of the worst road hot spots in the country. The A417 Missing Link was identified as one of the areas requiring improvement.

Over the last 18 months, we have been investigating possible route options to find a solution that will transform journey reliability, increase safety and unlock the economic potential for businesses and people in the area, while respecting and conserving the special character of the Cotswolds.

We are holding a public consultation between 15 February 2018 and 29 March 2018 and would like to hear your views on our proposals.

We are also holding a number of public exhibitions at the times and locations below, where you can view our consultation information and ask the project team questions:

Date Time Location
Saturday 17 February 2018 11am -6pm National Star College, Ullenwood, GL53 9QU
Thursday 22 February 2018 12pm-8pm Elkstone Village Hall, Hill View, Elkstone, GL53 9PB *
Friday 23 February 2018 11am-6pm Witcombe and Bentham Village Hall,
Pillcroft Road, Witcombe, GL3 4TB

Registered office Bridge House, 1 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford GU1 4LZ

Highways England Company limited registered in England and Wales number 09346363

Once the consultation officially launches on 15 February, materials will be available at public information points around Gloucestershire, the details of which are in the table below. You will also find all of the consultation information, feedback forms and additional technical documents on our website: Feedback on our proposals can be submitted online, by filling in a hard copy feedback form (available on request) and returning it to FREEPOST A417 MISSING LINK or by emailing

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 Communitv Library, Moorfield Road, Brockworth, GL3 4ET

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch, either by emailing or calling 0300 123 5000.

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