Highways England launches consultation for A417 ‘Missing Link’ designs

A419 Missing Link shot

Highways England has today launched a consultation on its updated designs for the ‘A417 Missing Link’.

The planned upgrade of the A417, a key route linking the South West and Midlands, will see a single lane stretch of carriageway between the Brockworth bypass and Cowley roundabout in Gloucestershire, upgraded to dual carriageway, considerably benefitting road users, local communities and businesses.

You can watch the fly-through video here

Michael Goddard, Senior Project Manager for the A417 Missing Link scheme, said: “As a result of feedback, we’ve made some improvements to our proposals which will benefit local connectivity, accessibility and reduce the scheme’s impact on communities, the environment, and the local landscape. As part of the planning process, we’re required to consult on our proposed design.”

Transport Minister Baroness Vere said: “The proposed upgrades to the A417 will benefit all road users in Gloucestershire by boosting capacity, cutting congestion, and improving connectivity between local economies. Highways England is keen to hear residents’ feedback on the changes, and are committed to getting the project under way as swiftly as possible.”

The supplementary statutory consultation runs until Thursday, 12 November with feedback helping Highways England develop its application for a Development Consent Order to be submitted early next year.