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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

  • 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.

  • Article: Mar 14, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats have welcomed the decision by Highways England to announce its preferred route for the A417 'Missing Link' road.

    The agency will develop plans known as route option 30 as they push forward with plans to improve the journey for thousands of road users.

    The £500 million scheme is a new route which include two new junctions and three lanes of carriageway going up Crickley Hill and two lanes coming down.

  • Liam Harries
    Article: Jan 31, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats are demanding answers as to why Quedgeley is missing out on being gritted.

    Gloucestershire County Council has released data detailing the roads that are to receive gritting this winter but Quedgeley is not included in those plans.

    The plans detail what are considered 'key routes' which are gritted whenever freezing temperatures are expected.

  • 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.