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Tunnel to solve Cotswold bottleneck?

17 December 2014
 

A tunnel could be built in the Cotswolds Area on the Outstanding Natural Beauty near Gloucester to eliminate a bottleneck on the A417.

The Swindon to Gloucester trunk road has a three-mile ‘missing link’ section of single carriageway in the vicinity of Air Balloon roundabout, which includes a section of steeply graded road.

Encouraged by the recent construction of the Hindhead Tunnel on the A3 in Surrey, the DfT believes a tunnel could be built on the A417. 

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