Press release

Highways Agency invests £330,000 on A40 to reduce congestion and boost economy

The Highways Agency is beginning £330,000 of improvements next month around Over Roundabout on the A40 at Gloucester.

The Highways Agency is beginning £330,000 of improvements next month around Over Roundabout on the A40 at Gloucester.

The Over Roundabout is located to the northwest of Gloucester and is the primary route into the city for vehicles travelling from the West.

We are improving the flow of traffic by making improvements to the approaches and on the roundabout itself.

Work starts on Monday, 5 January and will last for approximately three months.

Highways Agency project sponsor, David Stock, said:

The work is one of 14 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 widen part of the roundabout and create a new lane on the eastbound approach.

By doing this we can improve traffic flows and reduce overall queue lengths at the roundabout..

The improvements will also achieve wider benefits in supporting growth at the nearby the former RAF Quedgeley site and Gloucester Quays.

Narrow lanes, lane closures and the occasional overnight full closures will be required during the works for the safety of road users and our workforce.

The scheme is expected to be completed by the end of March.

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.