On time and on budget
Gloucestershire County Council is pleased to announce the Elmbridge Court scheme is on time and on budget.
Watch Cllr Vernon Smith discuss the Elmbridge Court roundabout improvements.
The £9.07 million redevelopment project is speeding into the final straight, highlighting the tremendous effort from all involved to ensure that the work remains on track for September.
Management of the project has been handled exceptionally well. Gloucestershire County Council has worked hand in hand with contractors to bring spending under control and deliver the completed project on budget and within timescales.
Since work began on the Elmbridge roundabout in late August 2016, the county council’s contractors have moved mountains of soil, poured vats full of concrete as well as laying miles of kerbs and drainage.
Over the next month crews will be working throughout the night to resurface the entire roundabout while day works including putting up new signs, traffic lights and any last minute snagging jobs are completed before the official opening.
Once completed the roundabout will have a new straight-on ‘hamburger lane’, a widening of the approach lanes and the latest intelligent traffic signal technology.
Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “The much needed improvements at Elmbridge Court are almost complete. Over the coming weeks drivers should expect delays, but I’d ask them to remain patient with us.
“This roundabout is one of the most used in our county and the project to improve it was vital. This project will help to cut congestion making it easier for people to choose public transport for their journeys. This is good news for Gloucestershire residents and businesses - helping us protect and create jobs in our county.”
“We’re getting close to the finish line now, and we’re approaching it on time and within budget.”