Press release

£85,000 of improvements planned on the A40 Longford Roundabout

The Highways Agency is beginning £85,000 of improvements next week around Longford Roundabout on the A40 at Gloucester.

The roundabout forms the junction between the A40 and A38, close to Gloucester city centre and we are improving the flow of traffic by making improvements to the approaches and on the roundabout itself.

Work starts on Monday, 17 November and will last for two months.

Highways Agency project sponsor, Dave Stock, said,

The works are one of 15 Highways Agency pinch point schemes taking place in the South West. The pinch point programme provides smaller scale improvements that can deliver big returns by easing congestion and making journey times more reliable for road users as well as helping to boost local economies and drive economic growth.

This scheme will enhance the road marking and signing on and around the roundabout to ensure lanes and destinations are clearly marked. It will also increase capacity on the approach to the roundabout and improve an existing pedestrian crossing point.

The improvements will achieve wider benefits in supporting traffic increases expected for future business and residential developments nearby. This includes the former RAF Quedgeley site, Waterwells Farm, Gloucester Quays and Longford.

Throughout the scheme there will be various lane and carriageway closures and further details of these will be provided as work progresses.

During the first month of works lane closures and narrow lanes will be required between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.