Contractor sought for £3.9m Cross Keys improvement scheme
Gloucestershire County Council's cabinet is set to bring the £3.9m Cross Keys roundabout improvement scheme a step closer. At its meeting on 10 October, cabinet is being asked to trigger the search for a contractor to deliver the scheme.
The work, set to begin in spring next year, will improve the Cross Keys roundabout at the junction of the A38 and B4008 and improve links between Gloucester City and junction 12 of the M5 motorway.
As part of the scheme, approach and exit lanes will be widened to increase capacity at the roundabout, new traffic lights will be installed on the A38 and footpaths will be improved.
Along with widened footways, pedestrian crossings will be installed on the B4008, providing a safe place to cross, reducing the risk of a collision. A new footpath will be installed on the west side linking the A38 with Quedgeley West Business Park so pedestrians and cyclists can bypass the roundabout.
Cllr Nigel Moor, cabinet member for fire, planning and infrastructure said, "This scheme will significantly improve a crucial gateway to Gloucester city and subject to cabinet approval we can take a significant step towards delivering it. As well as improving access to the city and improving safety at the junction it will help alleviate queuing and congestion at peak time on the exit slip road from J12 on the M5.
“Thank you to everyone who visited our drop in events about the scheme, your feedback will help inform the way we communicate with residents throughout the works.”
The final drop in event will take place on Tuesday 2 October, 3pm – 7pm at Stonehouse Town Hall, High Street, Stonehouse, GL10 2NG. Come along to find out more about the scheme, speak to representatives from Gloucestershire County Council and ask any questions you have about these improvements.
Along with £1.155m from the county council, the scheme has received funding of £2.696m from the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF), secured from the DfT in October 2017.
For more information visit: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/highways/major-projects-list/cross-keys-roundabout-improvements/
All information from the drop in events is available on our website so you can find out more about our plans for Cross Keys. If you would like to get updates about this project you can register for email alerts too by requesting them at firstname.lastname@example.org