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Have your say on ‘missing link’


Highways England is launching a consultation into options for the A417 ‘Missing Link’ and the council wants you to have your say.

The public consultation into the route options for the stretch of road launches on February 15th 2018 and will run until 29th March 2018.

There are a number of events taking place in the county, where information will be available along with an opportunity to speak to Highways England representatives about the project and the consultation.

Residents will be able to have their say on the shortlisted route options that will be published when the consultation starts. To make sure as many people as possible have chance to give their views, Gloucestershire County Council is supporting the consultation by hosting information points in some libraries and will be making the plans available at Shire Hall.

Cllr Lynden Stowe, cabinet member for economy, skills and growth said, “This is a very important stage of the project to fix the A417 ‘Missing Link’ and although we need to keep the pressure on to make sure things continue to move forward, this is a key stage of the process to make sure the campaign becomes a reality.

“We want as many people as possible to get involved in this consultation. Have your say, spread the word with family and friends - urge them to get involved.

“I want to send a loud message that as a county we are united in our determination to bring this vital route to Gloucestershire and consign the A417 ‘Missing Link’ to history.”

More information on the campaign can be found at www.a417missinglink.co.uk/.

To find out more about Highways England's consultation click here.