West Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme
About the scheme
The West Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme is split in to parts along the A40 corridor. The A40 eastbound (towards Cheltenham) including Arle Court and Benhall Roundabouts will see carriageway, walking and cycling improvements with the work lasting for about two years:
- M5 Junction 11 slip road and Arle Court Roundabout (June 2020)
- Telstar Way and Benhall Roundabout up to Gloucester Road Junction (January 2021)
- Walking and Cycling improvements linking A40 and Cheltenham Station (2021)
In February 2017, Government announced a Growth Deal 3 allocation of £22M via GFirst Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for infrastructure. This was to accelerate the release of employment land to house the Cheltenham Cyber Business Park.
In line with the Gloucestershire 2050 Vision, growing our economy presents the opportunity for Gloucestershire to be a ‘magnet’ county. This means growing the working age population by keeping and attracting more 18-40 year olds with high level qualifications who want to live and work in the county.
Cheltenham is a key driver for the economic prosperity of Gloucestershire, as well as the wider South West region. The county council is highly supportive of the emerging Cyber Park proposal.
The Cyber Park proposal includes 45 hectares of much needed employment land, focused on cyber industries generating new high skilled jobs, together with facilitating the delivery of the GCHQ Cyber Innovation Centre.
Traffic congestion already exists to the west of Cheltenham however, and this needs to be addressed through appropriate, sustainable transport improvement measures. These measures will assist with the delivery of the Cyber Business Park in the future.
Click on the squares below to find out more about the different parts of this scheme.
We have included information on other major schemes taking place near by. Arle Court Transport Hub, B4063 cycle path and Hubble Road improvements are linked to WCTIS but they are separate schemes.