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Junction 10 consultation nears end of the road

A consultation on the future of M5 Junction 10 has little more than a week for people to share their views on Gloucestershire County Council's plans.

The junction has limited on and off movements because the slip roads only face to the north, putting extra pressure on local roads and Junction 11, which provides access to and from Cheltenham on the A40.

Following a bid to Homes England's Housing Infrastructure Fund last year, the council has secured £249million for the proposed scheme.

As well as proposals to improve Junction 10, the county council also wants to hear views on its plans for a new road linking Junction 10 to west Cheltenham, an upgraded A38/A4019 junction at Coombe Hill and widening of the A4019 east of the new link road towards Cheltenham.

Councillor Nigel Moor, cabinet member for environment and planning said: "This project is vital for our county to unlock land for housing and jobs and reduce congestion on local roads in Cheltenham helping to improve air quality in the town.

"If you've already responded to the consultation I'd like to say thank you. If you haven't then there's still time so please get involved and have your say."

The scheme is managed by Highways England and project manager James Lewis said the junction provides a vital link for communities and businesses.

He said: "The improvement scheme will increase capacity, improve safety and journey times, and unlock the potential for new jobs and homes, and we will continue to provide assistance and support to Gloucestershire County Council as plans move forward."

You can have your say at gloucestershire.gov.uk/J10 until November 25. You can also e-mail M5Junction10@atkinsglobal.com or call 01452 426 262.

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