Project timeline

Key milestones in the project are set out below.

Key milestones

Project initiated

January 2019

Options for public consultation

February 2019

Preferred route announcement

March 2019

Statutory public consultation

Autumn 2019

Supplementary statutory public consultation autumn 2020

August 2020

Submission of DCO application

May 2021

Decision by Secretary of State

November 2022

Construction begins

February 2023

Enabling Works & Earthworks

February 2024

We will be starting the earth moving requirements at the crusher compound and storing earth to be used on other areas of the project.

Shab Hill and Gloucestershire Way Crossing

March 2024

Work at the top of Shab Hill, our first site to be excavated will begin and you will see significant changes taking place in this area.

The earthworks at the site of the Gloucestershire Way Crossing starts to enable piling work in the near future.

Final DCO Requirements Completed

March - April 2024

Celebration of Archaeology and Environment

May 2024

To celebrate a year of archaeology on the project we are hosting an event taking place 11 May with OCA. The event is open to the public free of charge at Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate St, Gloucester, GL1 1NS

Cowley Overbridge Starts

May 2024

This involves clearing the area to start the piling works Piling is the process of driving or boring pile foundations into the ground beneath a building that is under construction.

These piles transfer loads from the structure to the ground, helping to support it. Pile foundations are often used where the ground is too weak to underpin the structure.

Stockwell Farm Overbridge Starts

June 2024

Grove Farm Underpass

July 2024

New Grove Farm underpass for residential access.

Cotswolds Way Crossing Starts

July 2024

Northbound carriageway, place a concrete pad to rest the structure on and this is called a ‘bank seat’.

South side will be under construction in 2026, when we place the pre-fabricated bridge into place by winching it. The crossing will be for walkers, cyclists and horse riders

B4070 Road starts – 3 phases

August 2024

The work taking place at the start of the year will enable the works on the B4070.

Bat underpass – between Grove Farm and Fly up location

November 2024

Enabling works start - once drainage and earthworks have been completed, pre-fabricated unit will be lifted in.

B4070 second phase

November 2024

B4070 second phase – working at Barrow Wake location to start enabling works under the bridge. Barrow Wake will be accessible at all times.

Commissioning and handover

August 2027

Road open for traffic and close out

September 2027