Improving our roads

Our ambition is to have well maintained local roads which serve all of Gloucestershire’s road users, create a more resilient network, allow reliable journeys and which help boost local businesses. Making the improvements that make a real difference to residents.

We will:

  • Invest a further £100M in road resurfacing over 4 years.
  • Reduce the number of roads that need significant repair or replacement.
  • Improve the resilience of network to adverse conditions.
  • Improve customer satisfaction with road condition.
  • Do more proactive planned works and fewer reactive repairs.

Well maintained local roads allow for faster and more reliable journeys, boosting local businesses and serving all road users.  High quality local roads are also central to the future of transport, playing an important role in people taking up greener forms of transport such as cycling and buses.

The local road network is extensive and complex and plays a part in almost every journey. Our role is to inspect, maintain and renew roads, footways, cycle routes, bridges, retaining walls, lighting, drainage, traffic signals, trees, land and much more.

Over the last four years we have started on the journey of investing in the condition of local roads in Gloucestershire and have completed almost 700 schemes resulting in 507 miles of new surface. We know there is more to do and we now need to widen our focus to include minor roads. While these roads are generally quieter, they are close to where people live, work or go to school and by improving these roads residents will feel the difference on their doorstep.

On road safety, we want to deliver safer roads, healthier streets; lowering speed limits where people live and building more crossing points to achieve the Vision Zero road safety ambition by 2050 and enable 50% of all urban trips to be walking and cycling by 2045.

We have also committed to improving the customer experience when reporting highways issues. We want it to be clear what you can expect from us, what services we can provide, and to give better information and support when you need the help of our partners.

Page updated: 16/12/2021 Page updated by: GCC

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