Elmbridge Court in numbers
With the Elmbridge Court improvement scheme well under way, we've five facts that you might not know about the project.
Since work started on the Elmbridge roundabout in late August, the county council's contractors have moved mountains of soil, put down miles of kerbs and drainage as well as poured vats full of concrete.
Throughout the first phase crews have worked on digging up the existing road and positioning the new hamburger lane. Utility companies have also begun their work, the foundations for the new subway have started and work on the drainage system is underway.
These much needed improvements will help relieve congestion, save commuters time and allow traffic to flow smoother.
When the scheme is finished next year, contractors will have:
- Installed 2,220m of drains at the roundabout, enough to run the length of Kingsholm's pitch 23 times.
- Poured around 200m³ of concrete, the same as 35,000 pints of milk
- Excavated and disposed of 12,600 m³ of soil, enough to fill 52,500 standard (240litre capacity) wheelie bins.
- Laid 5,000m kerbs, which would take Mo Farah 13 minutes and 3.30 seconds to run the length of.
- Put down 12,656 tonnes of tarmac, the equivalent of 63 adult Blue Whales.
Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways at Gloucestershire County Council, said: "Elmbridge roundabout is starting to take shape and these stats really show the sheer scale of the overall project.
"The crews are continuing to work tremendously hard to make sure that we're on track for September next year.
"This project will help to cut congestion well as 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."
The £7million investment work on the Elmbridge Court roundabout is on track for completion in September 2017.
For further information about the scheme, visit this webpage: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/elmbridge or follow @GlosRoads and #Elmbridge for frequent updates.