Junction

Improvements for the A46/A4173 junction in Pitchcombe are underway and will continue through until January 2020.

The work is commissioned by Gloucestershire Highways.
It is funded by Department for Transport (DfT)
The design work is managed by WS Atkins.
The contractors are Knights Brown.

Site Contact: 07775 903923
24 Hour Emergency Contact: 07544 531851

The Gloucestershire Highways website contains information about the development.

You can download the plan of the new junction layout here (PDF file)

They have also produced a document to explain the design (PDF)

For safety during the improvements there will be:

Signage
Barriers
Three-way traffic lights
One way system at the lower part of Halfway Pitch
Planned night-time road closures on the lower part of Halfway Pitch during the works.

Updates

Users of the junction can sign-up for updates on progress from the contractors email to request to be added to the distribution list.

You can contact the contractors if you need to raise any issues or need information email

Residents can also receive updates via village email network  Pitchombe Net

History

Campaigning for improvements to Pitchcombe Junction has been going since it was first constructed.¬† Here is a photo from the 1950s…

Picture supplied by Michael Little.

…and accidents have happened ever since.

In 2005 there was a campaign for improvements

A plan for redesign was eventually approved, but in 2007 the funding was diverted to address road damage elsewhere.

Undeterred the Parish Council continued the campaign on behalf of the residents.