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Gloucestershire has some of the worst road surfaces in the country, help us secure more investment in our roads.

The state of many roads across Gloucestershire is terrible. In areas driving around can be so bumpy that it feels like being on a safari, couple this with the damage done to vehicles which costs motorists thousands of pounds a year it makes for a totally unacceptable situation.

Years of underinvestment by the ruling Conservatives at Shire Hall means there is a backlog of repairs of well over £80 million. The budget for roads is around £30 million.

Support our campaign for better roads in Gloucestershire. Add your name and details to the petition below and help us to make the county's roads better and safer for all.

Fix Gloucestershire's roads

  • Liam Harries and Quedgeley pothole
    Article: Oct 23, 2018

    The Liberal Democrats are calling for an increased focus on repairing local roads ahead of the winter period.

    The Tories have been in charge at Shire Hall for 13 years and in that time the county's roads have deteriorated with potholes appearing all over Gloucestershire.

    Years of under-investment means there is a backlog of repairs of well over £80 million.

  • Isabel Brazil & Jeremy Hilton - Sandhurst Lane
    Article: Oct 8, 2018

    Speeding motorists travelling on along Sandhurst Lane in Kingsholm and Wotton are a menace say local Lib Dem councillors, Jeremy Hilton and Isabel Brazil.

    A survey carried out between the 16th and 22nd July by Gloucestershire County Council found that 80% of southbound motorists were speeding as they approached St. Oswald's Road.

    The survey was requested by county councillor Jeremy Hilton. It was taken at the midway point between Rivermead Close and Greville Close along the built-up section of Sandhurst Lane.

    Cllr. Jeremy Hilton said: "The results confirm what many of us already knew that far too many motorists are speeding along Sandhurst Lane. They are breaking the 30mph speed limit and risking the lives of pedestrians walking on the narrow footways.

    "There is a clear road safety issue here that the county council must resolve. I have asked the county traffic manager to propose a solution that will help reduce traffic speeds to below the 30mph limit.

    "Even though the results suggest northbound vehicles are not breaking the limit have seen motorists accelerate aggressively as they pass by Rivermead Close."

    Cllr. Isabel Brazil agreed and said: "Speeding vehicles are a menace, particularly on a lane with narrow or non-existent footways. The county council must do something."

    Over the seven days of the survey the volume of traffic averaged out at 2,047 vehicles per day.

    Southbound survey results

    The survey found that 80% of southbound drivers were travelling at a speed greater than the 30mph limit. The average speed was 39mph with 85% of vehicles travelling at speeds of 47mph or less.

    Northbound survey results

    Only 2.5% of northbound vehicles were travelling above the 30mph speed limit. The northbound, traffic kept within the speed limits with an average speed of 21mph and with 85% of vehicles travelling at speeds of 25mph or less.

  • Ian Dobie on his bike
    Article: Aug 15, 2018
    Gloucestershire Lib Dems call for road improvements to encourage more to commute by bike
    August 15 is the UK's annual Cycle to Work day, one of the largest event in the bike calendar and sees thousands of workers ditch the car and cycle to work instead.
    The benefits of cycling are enormous, from promoting healthy bodies and mental wellbeing, to cutting the amount of pollution and congestion on our roads.
  • Article: Jul 20, 2018

    Residents have raised concerns that Wellsprings Road and Rydal Road could be used as rat runs when Oxstalls Lane closes to traffic from Cheltenham Road.

    The junction of Oxstalls Lane and Cheltenham Road will be closed to all traffic from August 2 until March 13 2019.

    This is to allow the completion of highways works which began earlier this year as part of the University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls campus redevelopment.

  • Article: Jul 13, 2018

    The upgrading of the A417 'missing link' has received a massive boost with support from both the HM Treasury and the Department for Transport.

    The road, which is used by more than 34,000 vehicles a day, is a key link between the West Midlands and London and is known for having long journey delays.

    Highways England has been looking at several different routes to solve the problem and in March this year they led a consultation with 'route option 30' being their preferred solution.

  • Article: Jun 20, 2018

    The Tories have been in charge at Shire Hall for thirteen years. In that
    time, we have seen the county's roads deteriorate with potholes
    appearing all over Gloucestershire. The local minor works budget has
    just been slashed by 31%.
    "Despite what everyone can see with their own eyes the Tories are still
    in denial about the state of our roads and footways," says Rebecca
    Trimnell. "Liberal Democrat councillors have been challenging the
    Conservative administration to do better.
    "Locally, I am calling for the roads in Westgate to get their fair share
    of budget spent on repairs.
    "I have recently, reported the extra long pothole that has appeared on
    Hempsted Lane."
    Rebecca would like Westgate ward residents to report potholes or worn
    out footways to her so that she can challenge the county council to fix
    them.

  • Article: Jun 20, 2018

    The Conservatives have been in charge at Shire Hall for thirteen years. In that time, we have seen the county's roads deteriorate with potholes appearing all over Gloucestershire. The local minor works budget has just been slashed by 31%.
    "Despite what everyone can see with their own eyes the Conservatives are still in denial about the state of our roads and footways," says County Councillor David Brown. "Liberal Democrat councillors have been challenging the Conservative administration to do better.
    Locally, I am calling for the roads in our area to get their fair share of budget spent on repairs."
    David would like local residents to report potholes or worn out footways to him so that he can challenge the county council to fix them.

  • Article: May 23, 2018

    Following pressure from a local resident and David Brown, Gloucestershire Highways (GH) scheduled the Green Lane resurfacing work to be completed by the end of June.

    It has now been confirmed that the work has had to be delayed for a number of reasons beyond the control of GH.

    However, this is good news for Kingscroft Road as the delay has provided the opportunity for the resurfacing work needed near to the junction with Green Lane - which David has been pushing for - can be included in the same project.

  • Potholes
    Article: Feb 24, 2018

    The Liberal Democrats have declared an all out war on potholes in Gloucester.Councillors have had enough of the numbers of potholes on our city's roads.

    This winter they have appeared all across Gloucester.Roads that are particularly bad are

    London Road in Kingsholm, the A38 Bristol Road and Cheltenham Road in Longlevens.