Gloucestershire County Council has been awarded £219m to pay for the upgrade of Junction 10 of the M5.
The new junction will support areas identified for housing north and west of Cheltenham by district councils. The junction will also open up employment land, boosting economic growth and providing more jobs.
When the new junction is in place, those travelling south from north west Cheltenham will be able to join the motorway without travelling across the town to junction 11; reducing congestion and improving journey times.
A public consultation is set to start in summer 2020 with an exact location for the new motorway junction being announced later in the year. The upgraded junction is anticipated to be open in 2024.
Cllr Nigel Moor, cabinet member for environment and planning, said: “This is fabulous news for Cheltenham and for Gloucestershire. This junction 10 upgrade won’t just cut congestion and cut traffic in Cheltenham. It also paves the way for affordable housing, for cyber jobs and for the future of central Gloucestershire. I want to thank the Chancellor for this investment in our county – which will pay a rich return to all of us in the years to come.”
The county council will run a competitive procurement process to secure all the necessary contracts to build the new junction. Further information is available at