Government cash could help get traffic moving at C&G roundabout
GOVERNMENT cash could help to solve congestion problems at a bottleneck roundabout in Gloucester.
Funding from a new scheme called Pinch Point could help improve the situation at the C&G roundabout.
Talks with the Department for Transport are ongoing and a decision is expected within weeks.
Tom Skinner, from the office of Gloucester MP Richard Graham, said: "At the moment there still is not a lot going on, but in the next couple of weeks there will hopefully be more concrete talks.
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"The county council are looking at what can be done to improve it for drivers and the local businesses nearby."
Frustrated drivers are fed up with waiting up to an hour to get home due to the congestion.
Last year, local workers set up an online petition suggesting improvements that could be made to the layout leading up to the roundabout but no work has yet been carried out.
Suggestions included a one-way system, a new access road into Gloucester or improvements to traffic lights.
Gloucestershire County Council programme manager Richard Cornell said: "The Department for Transport is offering money for new schemes through its Pinch Point funding pot and we're in the process of putting a bid together to apply for some of this cash so a scheme to alleviate the problem can be developed."
"We've been talking to local businesses about the C&G roundabout and we know that congestion is an issue."
The roundabout becomes particularly clogged at peak times, during school holidays and in bad weather.