Elmbridge Court Roundabout Improvements


The Elmbridge Court roundabout between Cheltenham and Gloucester is already one of the busiest traffic junctions in the county. The purpose of the proposed scheme is to tackle this congestion 'hot spot' on the A40 and to reduce journey times and improve reliability for vehicles travelling between Cheltenham, Churchdown, Gloucester and beyond.

The scheme proposes a series of improvements to Elmbridge Court roundabout to improve its capacity:

  • 'Hamburger' through lane
  • Widening of approaches
  • Installation of the latest traffic signal technology

In agreement with the DfT, the county has prioritised the roundabout improvement works, working with Highways England to complete the detailed design and technical approvals, to enable a summer 2016 construction start date. The Park and Ride element of the scheme is currently contained within the draft Local Transport Plan (LTP) 2015-2031 as a county-wide capital project. Following the conclusion of the public consultation, and anticipated adoption of the LTP by GCC in July 2016, the building of the Park and Ride would be subject to the availability of new external funding and the approval of a business case.

The bid to the DfT also includes bus priority measures on the approach to Arle Court roundabout in Cheltenham. The plans attached to this webpage show the general arrangement for both the Elmbridge Court Roundabout Improvements and the bus priority measures on the approach to Arle Court Cheltenham.



  • Design, procurement and funding approval - Summer 2015 - Spring 2016
  • Construction work commences - Summer 2016 - Autumn 2017
  • Scheme complete and open to the public - 22nd September 2017


More information:

Elmbridge Court Roundabout - Illustration

Elmbridge Court roundabout

Arle Court Bus Priority - Illustration

Arle Court bus lane

If you have any further questions then please contact us by e-mailing elmbridgetransport@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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