Notification of Consultation on M4 Junction 18a Options

South Gloucestershire Council launched a consultation on Monday, 21st August 2017, which will help inform a feasibility study into options for a new motorway junction, 18a, to link the M4 with the A4174 ring road.

The consultation is running until Monday, 16th October 2017, and everyone with an interest in the new junction is encouraged to have their say by completing a survey.

They are asking residents and businesses for their views on two options: a Western route and an Eastern route.

Western Route

This route would use Westerleigh Road and the A4174 ring road adjacent to Lyde Green in Emersons Green. This would mean the new Junction 18a could be located to the north west of the Lyde Green development. It would require some realignment to the M4 itself.

Eastern Route

This route explores the potential of building a link road and junction to the north and west of Pucklechurch. This would require the creation of a new link road, but a new motorway junction could be accommodated without the need to realign the M4.

All consultation material, including the survey and guidance on how to respond, is available at http://www.southglos.gov.uk/M4J18a

They are carrying out a number of public exhibitions which will be held at community venues. The format will be a drop-in session, so that people can come along at a time which is convenient to them. The dates, times and locations are as follows:

  • Tuesday, 5th September 2017, 1pm to 7:30pm at Pucklechurch Community Centre, Abson Road, Pucklechurch, BS16 9RH
  • Wednesday, 6th September 2017, 6pm to 9pm, St Anne’s Church Hall, Gibbs Lane, Syston BS16 9LT
  • Monday, 11th September 2017, 4pm to 6.45pm at Westerleigh Village Hall, Shorthill Road, Westerleigh, BS37 8QN
  • Thursday, 14th September 2017, 1pm to 7:30pm at Emersons Green Village Hall, Emerson Way, Emersons Green, BS16 7AP
  • Tuesday, 19th September 2017, 4pm to 7pm at the Shire Way Community Centre, Yate, BS37 8YS
  • Wednesday, 20th September 2017, 12pm to 2pm, the Bristol and Bath Science Park, Dirac Crescent, Emersons Green
  • Thursday, 21st September 2017, 4pm to 7pm, Warmley Community Centre, 20 Deanery Road, Warmley, BS15 9JB.

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