Easing traffic congestion in the West of Cheltenham


Residents, commuters and local businesses are invited to find out about the West of Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme; the project to upgrade the highway infrastructure to help support the development of the UK Cyber Business Park.


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Designers and consultants from ‘Atkins’ and representatives from the council’s highways team will be attending two public events showcasing the first 2 phases of the West of Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme.

Tuesday 18 June, 2pm - 7pm, Jurys Inn Hotel, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 0TS
Thursday 20 June, 5:30pm - 9pm, St Mark’s C of E Junior School, Robert Burns Avenue, Cheltenham, GL51 6NU
Cheltenham is a key driver for the economic prosperity of Gloucestershire as well as the wider South West region. Gloucestershire County Council is highly supportive of the emerging Cyber Park proposal which includes 45 hectares of much needed employment land, focussed on cyber industries generating new high skilled jobs, together with facilitating the delivery of the GCHQ Cyber Innovation Centre.

Traffic congestion already exists to the west of Cheltenham and this needs addressing through appropriate and sustainable highway improvement measures. The first 2 phases of improvements include:

Phase 1 - Arle Court Roundabout

Provision of an additional circulatory lane around the roundabout
Corresponding additional lanes to the A40 on the approaches and exits to and from the junction
Widening the Hatherley Lane arm to the south side of the roundabout
Bus lane modifications to improve capacity
Park and Ride entrance/exit westbound (towards Gloucester) from Arle Court Roundabout
Phase 2 - M5 Junction 11 (J11) southbound slip road to Arle Court Roundabout

M5 J11 to Arle Court eastbound carriageway widening (towards Cheltenham)
Cllr Patrick Molyneux, cabinet member for economy, education and skills, said: “The county council is looking to the future by committing to support a strong local economy, the creation of jobs and delivering a fit for purpose road network. The improvements will help to tackle existing congestion and make sure that the roads in the area can accommodate more traffic.

“I encourage anyone who lives nearby or uses this road on their commute to go to the drop in events or visit the website to find out more about these important highway improvements.”


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