A417 Missing Link project updates

Read the latest updates on the project below.

Latest updates

An update on our programme of work this spring

From 27 April, we have updated our working hours.

An extension of working hours for earthworks activities has been agreed with the planning authority and is as follows:

  • 07:00-19:00 on Mondays to Fridays
  • 07:30-16:00 on Saturdays

Upcoming closures

There will be closures in place at the locations below which may disrupt your journeys.

These closures are vital to ensure the programme stays on track and work can continue. We will be installing drainage and excavating on the A436 and placing a contraflow in place on the A417 at Nettleton Bottom/Cowley roundabout location.

Weekend – full closure between the A436 Air Balloon roundabout and Seven Springs roundabout.

  • Date: Friday 31 May to Monday 3 June and Friday 7 June to Monday 10 June
  • Time: 21:00 Friday to 06:00 – Monday morning

Access for residents and emergency vehicles will be in place.

Diversion routes will be in place approved by Gloucestershire County Council.

Please see the red line on the map shown below highlighting the closure, with the approved diversion route shown in purple.



 A417 Full overnight closure A46 Brockworth junction to Air Balloon roundabout

  • Date: Monday 3 June to Thursday 6 June
  • Time: Monday 3 June 21:00 – Thursday 6 June 06:00

Access for residents and emergency vehicles will be in place.

Diversion routes will be in place approved by Gloucestershire County Council.


Crickley Hill northbound


Major work to take place at the A417 Cowley roundabout location

Full overnight closures A429 Burford Road junction to Air Balloon roundabout

  • Date: Monday 17June to Friday 28 June
  • Time: Monday 17 June 21:00 – Friday 28 June 06:00

The first week is to prepare for installation of the contraflow which will be placed at this location.  Installation of CCTV speed cameras, work taking place at Cowley roundabout

The second week will be initial installation of the contraflow, signage alignments, new road markings.


Full weekend closure between A429 Burford Road junction to the Air Balloon roundabout

  • Date: Friday 28 June to Monday 1 July
  • Time: 21:00 Friday to 06:00 Monday

You can expect to see the new contraflow in place from the 1 July.  There will be narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit of 40mph.  The road will look different, so please take care, until you familiarise yourself with the new layout.


Burford Northbound


Burford Northbound

Stockwell Lane Full Closure

Date: 1 July 2024 for 18 months

This lane will not be accessible during this time to prepare for construction of the new road and bridge building at this location.

Out and about in the community

This month we’ve been out and about in the community including visiting Gloucestershire College Apprenticeship Open Day to inform prospective students about available apprenticeship options.

To celebrate Easter, we’ve been able to visit a series of organisations and charities and donate over 300 chocolate Easter eggs. We were able to donate to the Gloucester Hospital Children’s ward, The James Hopkins Trust, Women and Children Refuge in Gloucester and the Sandfields Care Home.

We also celebrated Open Doors Week by welcoming 40 visitors to the A417 site who were able to take a “behind the scenes” look at the scheme.

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