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Highways England Announce Preferred Route for A417 'Missing Link'

Highways England has announced details of its proposed road scheme to solve the problems caused by the A417 'Missing Link'. The existing road bottlenecks at the Air Balloon roundabout near Birdlip and so the scheme proposed below outlines Highways England plans to address this.

Our partners involved in influencing the design and preferred route choice include, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, the National Trust, the Cotswold AONB and Statutory Bodies, including Natural England and Environment Agency, along with the District Councils and GFirst LEP.

You can find out more about the major scheme on the Highways England website here:

Below are some partner responses to the preferred route announcement:

National Trust:

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust:

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