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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

  • Rebecca Trimnell in Parliament Street
    Article: Sep 29, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats have called for the "forgotten" roads of Gloucester city centre to be repaired by the county council.

    Dr Rebecca Trimnell, Liberal Democrat campaigner for Westgate, said Park Street, Parliament Street and Cromwell Street were in poor condition.

    She spoke out after the county council announced plans to resurface The Quay and Commercial Road.

  • Sarah Sawyer and Linda Castle at Cheltenham Road roundabout
    Article: Sep 16, 2020

    The Conservative-run Gloucestershire County Council has backed down over the changes to the Cheltenham Road roundabout and scrapped the trial - after a massive backlash from local residents.

    The Liberal Democrats in Longlevens had demanded changes to the scheme to make it safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

  • Jeremy Hilton speaking at a rostrum
    Article: Aug 21, 2020
    Tory leaders at Shire Hall are being quizzed on their performance by a senior Liberal Democrat councillor.
    Councillor Jeremy Hilton, who represents Kingsholm and Wotton, has tabled a dozen challenging questions to Conservative cabinet members for its full council meeting on September 9.
    He has asked questions about care home admissions, the performance of children's services, gulley cleaning, new cycling projects, the future of local government in Gloucestershire and the financial health of the county council.
  • Lambourn Close flooding
    Article: Aug 19, 2020

    Parts of Longlevens and Elmbridge suffered flash flooding, including Estcourt Road, due to the heavy rain on the evening of August 12.

    It is clearly a problem with the drainage system not being able to cope and that might be because:

    - The drains were blocked

    - There is an underground blockage in the system

  • Linda Castle at Estcourt Road concrete slip road
    Article: Aug 18, 2020

    The Estcourt Road concrete slip road in Longlevens is to be resurfaced as a part of a £3 million scheme by the county council.

    Only the northern side of Estcourt Road will be resurfaced and not the southern side, which is in Kingsholm division.

    Also in the programme of repairs is the concrete section of Denmark Road.

  • Article: Aug 14, 2020

    The footpath and cyclepath approach to the crossing on North Upton Lane near the junction with Lilliesfield Avenue originally had fencing as a safety measure to slow down those looking to cross the road.

    Councillor David Brown said: "This fencing fell into disrepair and I asked the council time and time again to make repairs.

  • Article: Aug 11, 2020

    Your Lib Dem Spotlight team are still pressing the county council to resurface Parliament Street, which has been confirmed as a resurfacing project, but so far, a date has not been set for the work.

    Rebecca Trimnell said: "We have also asked that Cromwell Street is put into the resurfacing programme, but the Tory controlled county council has so far done nothing other than making an excuse that all road repairs are data led. We are not satisfied along with a number of residents in area."

  • Article: Aug 9, 2020

    Last year major work was carried out along the Metz Way and Abbeymead Avenue corridor with the aim of improving 'traffic' flow for all road users including cyclists and pedestrians.

    Junctions were upgraded to better detect vehicle movements, cycle paths were improved and most noticeably the left filter lane into North Upton Lane was extended.

  • Article: Jul 26, 2020

    David Brown allocated part of the Highways Local funding available to him as the county councillor to bring forward much needed improvements to Church Lane.

    However, due to the scheduling of some significant work by one of the utility companies the Church Lane road surface is still in very poor condition.

  • Sebastian Field at Scott Avenue
    Article: May 25, 2020

    Liberal Democrat city councillor for Podsmead Sebastian Field is working to resolve some highways issues in his ward.

    The road surface on Scott Avenue has been repeatedly marked with potholes. Sebastian has reported them to Gloucestershire Highways and some have been filled, only for new ones to appear.