South Gloucestershire Council continues to push forward with M49 link road
South Gloucestershire Council has announced the next steps in the delivery of the new M49 junction link road.
Since taking the lead on the key strategic transport project last year the council has been working to progress the new link road as quickly as possible.
Next steps will require the council to obtain privately owned land, progress the design of the new road and obtain necessary consents, including Planning Permission. The council’s cabinet will discuss the development and submission of a planning application at its meeting on Monday 13 June 2022.
South Gloucestershire Council will continue to work closely with landowners and other stakeholders with this work, which will unlock significant benefits to South Gloucestershire, local communities and the wider region.
The council is not yet able to confirm a programme of work at present, as the scheme is technically complex and the best engineering solutions need to be determined. However, the intention is to deliver the scheme in the shortest reasonable timescales, whilst keeping the community and stakeholders updated as the project progresses. Final road designs should be completed later this year.
A project webpage has been set up to help keep people informed of the latest developments.