Alun Griffiths gets go-ahead for £14.5m roundabout upgrade
Alun Griffiths (Contractors) has been given the green light to start a £14.5m upgrade to the Elmbridge Court roundabout in Gloucester.
The Department for Transport has approved £9m towards the scheme designed to reduce congestion at one of the region’s busiest junctions.
Transport Minister Andrew Jones said: “This much-needed work will help cut congestion and deliver a boost to business, create jobs and improve the local economy.”
The scheme will see the construction of a new straight on lane through the roundabout – a so-called “hamburger” arrangement.
A section of the A40 will be widened to provide a separate bus lane running parallel to the existing westbound carriageway.
Construction will start shortly with completion scheduled for August 2017.
Grant Prior - Construction Enquirer