Gloucestershire's Conservative MPs have been leading the campaign to solve the accident 'black-spot' at the A417 Air Ballon bottleneck for decades - and now the money, route and construction plans are falling into place.


Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps MP, has announced a public consultation on the preferred route to go ahead between 27 September – 8 November 2019. Following the consultation, a planning application will be submitted by Highways England.

If this goes to plan, construction could go ahead as soon as 2021.

The design of the suggested route - known as option 30 - will make this notorious stretch of road much safer, reducing accidents and injuries, as well as eliminating the twice daily congestion which will result in lower carbon emissions.

Gloucestershire's MPs - as well as the thousands of daily users of the road - have warmly welcomed this step forward.

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