M5 junction 10 improvements (Gloucestershire County Council)
With National Highways’ support, Gloucestershire County Council making a number of improvements on roads west of Cheltenham. These include a proposal to upgrade M5 Junction 10.
At the moment, Junction 10 is a ‘limited movement junction’, which means it only provides access to the northbound M5, and from the southbound M5.
Traffic can’t leave the M5 northbound, or join the southbound M5, and this puts more pressure on already congested local roads close to Junction 10. It also means more traffic has to use Junction 11.
Gloucestershire County Council is proposing to change the layout of Junction 10, to provide an ‘all-movements junction’. – this will mean traffic will be able to join or leave the motorway both southbound and northbound.
This work is being funded by Homes England’s Housing Infrastructure Fund and developed as part of a package of improvements by Gloucestershire County Council. It’s expected to bring a range of environmental, economic and social benefits.
It will make it easier to build and develop housing and business sites in the area. And the new layout will also improve access to and from the motorway for emergency services.
As well as an upgrade to Junction 10, Gloucestershire County Council’s package of works also includes:
You can find out more about the scheme here: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/J10
The key benefits of the proposed scheme will be:
- Making it easier to develop proposed housing and employment sites in west Cheltenham
- Reducing congestion and associated noise and improving air quality on local roads and the M5
- Better access for residents, M5 users and emergency services
- Reducing emissions, as fewer vehicles will need to idle and stop/start their engines
Upgrading Arle Court Park and Ride (now referred to as Arle Court Transport Hub) and improving the A38/A4019 Coombe Hill Junction were also included as part of the package of improvements funded by Homes England. Gloucestershire County Council is managing these projects separately.
There is more information about the Arle Court Transport Hub proposals here: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/ACTH.
More information about the improvements at the A38/A4019 Coombe Hill Junction will be made available here: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/CH-Junction