Highways England has a major programme of road investment planned in Gloucestershire for the coming year, with the county benefiting from over £35m of investment to the road network.
The focus of significant work will be on the M5 between junctions 11 and 13. However, there will also be an important scheme taking place at Walham Viaduct on the A40, as well as a wide range of smaller improvements throughout the county.
Highways England’s maintenance investment includes a £15m programme of repairs on bridges over the M5 at junctions 11 and 13, which will ensure they stay safe and reliable for many years to come. By the end of March 2016, £12m will also be spent on resurfacing 114 lane miles in Gloucestershire in addition to the 144 lane miles already delivered in 2014 -15.
On the A40 at Walham Viaduct, a programme of works to repair the joints and undertake waterproofing and resurfacing has also been scheduled. This work will maintain the integrity of the structure avoiding more costly and disruptive repairs in the future.
Highways England South West Regional Director, Andrew Page-Dove, said:
“Our programme is already reaping great benefits in Gloucestershire with the completion of our pinch point scheme at Over Roundabout, where road users tell us that our work to reduce congestion is significantly cutting their journey times.
“We are keen to build on this good work and that is why we are investing a further £35m in the county’s strategic roads over the next year.”