West Cheltenham Transport Improvement Schemes - Frequently Asked Questions
All FAQs for the West Cheltenham Transport Improvement Schemes are included on this page.
- When will the work start and finish?
- Why are the improvements necessary?
- What is the cost of the scheme?
- Who is paying for the scheme?
- What is the Full Business Case (FBC)?
- Who are the GFirst Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)?
- Why can't these funds be spent on routine maintenance, such as filling potholes?
- These works are going to disrupt my journey, what will you be doing to help?
- How will you avoid creating excessive noise and air pollution during construction?
- How does this scheme accommodate the anticipated new development in the area?
- Do the proposed schemes include the previously withdrawn A40 Benhall Bus Lane scheme?
- Will cyclists, taxis and private hire vehicles be allowed to use the new bus lane along B4063?
- Have you considered the potential environmental impacts of the scheme?
- What will be the impact on the Air Quality Management Area (AQMA)?
- Where can I find out more about the schemes?
Why are the improvements necessary?
The improvements are necessary to fulfill the commitment of the Gfirst LEP in supporting the region and enabling development in the vicinity of the site.
The main purpose of the schemes is to fulfill the following objectives:
- Reduce peak period congestion for routes to/from Cheltenham, specifically along the A40
- Optimise the efficiency of the existing junctions, and aim to reduce delays for all traffic
- Improve provisions for public transport, pedestrians and cyclists
- To help accelerate the delivery of planned growth and improve access to existing and potential employment zones.