Construction of a new dual-two lane route to realign the A417. It will provide a bypass of Brockworth, then a safer ascent and descent of the hills around Crickley and the Air Balloon roundabout. A third lane will be provided on uphill sections. A new free-flowing junction will be constructed to replace the current roundabout. This scheme is the selected option, a tunnel under the hill and a signalised junction at the Air Balloon having been ruled out. This scheme will complete the dualling of the A417/A419 between the M4 and M5.
This scheme has been cancelled. We're no longer accepting updates or changes to this page.
The scheme has now been put on hold until 2019.
In a response to a letter from two local MPs, the DfT has confirmed that there are no plans to take this scheme forward.