Gloucestershire’s investment in highways projects set for £20 million boost

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West Cheltenham Transport Scheme

Gloucestershire County Council’s cabinet is being asked to increase its investment in the county’s infrastructure by £20.296 million at a meeting next week.

The highways capital budget would rise by £19.870 million, funded by various contributions including:£11.209 million Pothole and Challenge Fund grant from the Department for Transport, to be spent on structural maintenance of carriageways and footways, concrete road renewal, bridges and structural capital projects and landslips

£6.590 million Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Deal Fund grant towards the West of Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme

456,000 developer contribution towards Telstar Way/Hubble Road

£1 million contribution from Forest of Dean District Council towards the Lydney Harbour project

£280,000 developer contribution towards the Cheltenham to Bishops Cleeve cycle track

The Cabinet is also being asked to support a budget increase of £410,000 to develop a multi-modal transport model to provide a better understanding of future travel demand and analyse potential land use and major transport schemes.

Cllr Lynden Stowe, cabinet member for finance and change, said: “This increased investment in our capital programme will enable us to carry out a range of highways projects which will be of benefit to people across Gloucestershire, as well as look into future transport models.”

Last month, Gloucestershire County Council announced it had  appointed Knights Brown as the contractors to bring the first half of the West Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme to life.