One of the busiest roundabouts in the county will soon undergo major improvements as part of a £9 million plan.
Gloucestershire County Council will soon begin improvement work on the Elmbridge Court Roundabout in Gloucester to help relieve congestion, save commuters time and allow traffic to flow smoother.
Work will start on Monday August 22, with completion expected in September 2017.
This work, due to start just before Bank Holiday Weekend, will see a lane closure for 24 hours, causing delays on the roads.
Once completed, Elmbridge roundabout will have a new straight-on ‘hamburger lane’, a widening of the approach lanes and the latest traffic signal technology.
Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways said: “I’d like to thank people in advance for their patience whilst we carry out these improvements. We’ll be doing all we can to reduce disruption to people’s journeys and ask them to bear with us whilst this much needed work is being done.
“The council is working to cut congestion wherever we can. That’s not just good for motorists – it’s good for Gloucestershire businesses, helping us protect and create jobs in our county.”
The first phase of the improvements, which will last approximately six weeks, will see a 24 hour closure of the inner ring of the roundabout with single lane closures on all approach lanes.
While the work takes place on the roundabout every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum. Lane closures on the approach roads will only appear when absolutely necessary to allow the construction work to take place.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journeys during the first six weeks of the work as a 24hr inner ring lane closure with be in place on the roundabout so that the ‘straight-on’ lane can be built.
Liberal Democrat County Councllor Jeremy Hilton (Kingsholm & Wotton said: “The new layout of the roundabout should reduce congestion at this very busy road intersection. I hope that during the works there will be minimal disruption for motorists and to those living nearby.”
More details and traffic advice will be issued nearer the time.