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August 2019

Cross Keys Roundabout

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May 2019

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29th April 2019

Contractor for A38 Cross Keys roundabout confirmed,

and this is when you can meet them

Gloucestershire County Council has awarded Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd the contract to improve the A38 Cross Keys roundabout, and they will be available to discuss the scheme at two drop in events nearby early next month.

The A38 Cross Keys roundabout connects south Gloucester with Junction 12 of the M5 and Stonehouse. Construction to improve the busy junction will start on Monday 13 May. 

The proposed improvements include extra lanes on the approaches to the junction and an extra lane around the whole roundabout (circulatory). This means more vehicles can get through the Cross Keys roundabout, reducing traffic jams and journey times as a result. It’s not all about motorists as the works will provide a new shared path for pedestrians and cyclists. Street lighting at the junction will be improved and ducting for traffic signals will be installed to allow for the future upgrade of the roundabout once the nearby Huntsgrove development is complete.  

Crews from Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd will be working off peak to minimise disruption to residents, businesses and commuters. Off peak working hours are Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 3.30pm, along with evening and overnight working patterns as needed.

Engineers from ‘Griffiths’ and representatives from the council’s highways team will be attending the two meet the contractor events so local residents, businesses and regular commuters can find out more about the project.

Meet the contractor event details:     

  • Wednesday 1 May 2019, Hardwicke Village Hall, 3pm - 7pm
  • Thursday 2 May 2019     Summerhouse Equestrian Centre, 3pm - 7pm

Cllr Nigel Moor, cabinet member for environment and planning said, “The Cross Keys roundabout is a crucial gateway to the city of Gloucester, it is one of our busiest junctions, and in need of improvement. Thanks to funding from the Department of Transport we are able to make progress on keeping this part of the county moving. 

“I encourage anyone who lives nearby or uses this road on their commute to go to the drop in events and find out what the scheme is about.”

Cllr Stephen Davies, local member for Stroud: Hardwicke and Severn, said, “I’m sure everyone who has used this roundabout during rush hour will agree something needs to be done to reduce congestion here. I’m pleased the improvements will upgrade the footpaths and cycle paths around the junction too.” 

The scheme is funded by government investment, which was announced in October 2017 by the Department for Transport, and will be provided through the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF).  The NPIF award will go a long way towards funding the scheme that, in total, is expected to cost £3.851m. The remaining money will be made up from section 106 funding, developer contributions and the county’s highways budget.

You can keep up to date with the Cross Keys scheme on our website at:

https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/highways/major-projects-list/cross-keys-roundabout-improvements/  

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Issued by – Communications Team, Gloucestershire County Council, 01452 427554 communications@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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Everything you need to know about changes to highways in Gloucestershire 


From 1 April 2019, Gloucestershire County Council highways will be working a bit differently behind the scenes. 

In 2017 the county council carried out a detailed review of how they maintain your highways so they can spend their five-year £150 million investment wisely. The best way forward was harnessing best practice from other organi-sations, so from 1 April, highway maintenance, resurfacing and design ser-vices will be provided by three suppliers instead of one. 

As part of this new operating model the council will be taking more responsi-bility for some services, including the customer service team and frontline area highway representatives, as well as the design and supervision of resur-facing (structural maintenance) works. 

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, leader of Gloucestershire County Council, said, “I want to reassure residents, businesses and all road users in Gloucestershire that we are working hard with our new delivery partners to make sure there is a smooth changeover behind the scenes. Potholes will still be filled, phones will still be answered, and we will still be working hard to keep the county’s roads moving.” 

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Amey plc and their staff for being our partner for the last five years. Looking to the future, I would like to welcome our new highways service providers to Gloucestershire. We all look forward to working in partnership as one team, to continue to improve your highways.” 

Nick Goddard, Ringway’s regional director for the area, said, “I am per-sonally delighted to be back in Gloucestershire. It is my home, as well as my ‘office’ which means that I can pay personal attention and be available to support our teams around the network. 

“This new partnership with Gloucestershire County Council represents a new way of working; delivering local services for local people, by local people, and keeping the your highways message at the heart of everything we do. We intend to work very closely with other partners and the local community to make sure that we keep the highway safe and moving.” 

Robin Hodsdon, director for frameworks and commissions for Atkins, said, “ Like Nick, I am personally excited to be back in Gloucestershire. I will be based in Gloucester leading a team providing transport planning, highway improvements, structures and drainage inspections and design, as well as the delivery of major projects to accommodate the future needs of Gloucestershire. 

“We will be working closely with colleagues in the county council and Ring-way to ensure first class delivery for the residents, businesses, and those who travel for leisure and business purposes, or simply through the county.” 

All customer services will now be managed in-house, with a new dedicated email address: highways@gloucestershire.gov.uk The highways ‘Report It’ tool is being improved over the coming months, so it will be easier to get in touch or report issues. 

What is happening? 

The highways department is moving away from a single highways provider in order to work directly with suppliers, getting closer to what is happening out in communities. 

Who are the new providers? 

The council will be using different providers to deliver three main aspects of the county’s road works; general maintenance (Ringway), structural maintenance (Tarmac) and highways professional services/major projects (Atkins). As well as this three pronged approach Gloucestershire will continue to have Skanska delivering the street lighting service and Telent providing the traffic signal service around the county. 

How to report an issue on the highway 

“Report it” online portal - www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/report-it