The ‘Missing Link’ has been a problem for Gloucestershire for more than 20 years.
Aside from the fact that it’s the only single carriageway section between the M4 and M5, the missing link has many other issues.
It is the worst congestion hotspot in the county and daily delays have a major impact on commuters and local businesses. There are frequent accidents – the road has seen more than 340 casualties in the past 15 years, some of them fatalities.
Air quality is poor and the unreliable journey times are preventing businesses from competing with neighbouring regions and inward investment into Gloucestershire is also hampered.
Daily, more than 34,000 vehicles use this road, 14% of which are HGVs, with traffic projections increasing year on year. We know the problem is only going to get worse.
Accidents that have taken place since 1998