Cheltenham Festival Travel 2017

If you're planning on heading to the races, get all your traffic & travel info here!

TRAFFIC

Travelling By Car:

  • Traffic will be busy between 10am - 12pm and 3pm - 6pm on race days and you are advised to plan your route before you travel.

  • Follow the yellow or brown signed routes to the racecourse.

  • M5 South bound heading from Worcestershire -  Busy J10 to J11

  • M5 North bound heading from Stroud - Busy J11 to 13

  • Busy local routes A40, Golden Valley, Albert Road, New Barn Lane, Hill Court Road, Princess Elizabeth Way, Tewksbury Road.

Travelling By Bus:

  • Stagecoach will operating from to and from Cheltenham Train Station between 9.15 until 15 minutes prior to first race, and return, from 15.15 to 9.15.

  • Buses will leave Cheltenham town Centre picking up outside WH Smith.

  • Return buses pick up from the Racecourse with stops at Pitville Street.

  • Service 527 will also provide a regular service from Cheltenham Centre to Bishops Cleeve and Gotherington via the Racecourse Roundabout

Travelling By Train: 

  • Buses are running from Cheltenham Spa Station from 2 hours before racing; returning after racing.

Pick Up And Drop Off Points:

  • There is a pick up and drop off area at the bottom of the West Car Park, which is about 5 minutes walk from the gates.

Parking:

  • You are advised to plan your parking as advance festival parking has now closed.

  • There’s Park and Ride at Arle Court for the town and plenty of pop up car parks around the racecourse.

  • North Place car park is closest to the site but here's a full list of car parks (for times and prices please go to their individual websites)  plus there will be pop up car parks around the racecourse: 

North Place 
Pay & Display: 
Postcode for sat nav: GL50 4DW

Sherborne Place Pay & Display:
 

Postcode for sat nav: GL52 2SE


Grosvenor Terrace Multi-storey: 
Postcode for sat nav: GL52 2SA

Chelt Walk
 Pay & Display: 
Postcode for sat nav: GL50 3DS


St James Street
 Pay & Display:
Postcode for sat nav: GL50 2PR

Regent Arcade 
Pay on foot:
 

Postcode for sat nav: GL50 1JZ

Need more information...

For more information about travelling to and from Cheltenham Racecourse, including bus routes, car parks, and car sharing, visit http://www.cheltenham.co.uk/raceday/how-to-get-here

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  1. Road closed due to roadworks during the night

    A49 Northbound closed due to roadworks during the night between A4103 (Starting Gate Roundabout) and A417.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-27 20:48:11
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  2. Stop/Go boards and roadworks

    Stop/Go boards and roadworks on B4046 Chapel Road between A431 High Street and A420 High Street.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-27 19:49:55
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  3. Temporary traffic lights and roadworks

    Temporary traffic lights and roadworks on Redcliffe Way at The Grove / Welsh Back.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-27 19:44:37
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  4. Temporary traffic lights and water main work

    Temporary traffic lights and water main work on A431 High Street near Church Road.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-27 19:41:55
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  5. Temporary traffic lights and gas main work

    Temporary traffic lights and gas main work on B3116 Wellsway near Hurn Lane.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-27 19:39:25
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  6. Temporary traffic lights and water main work

    Temporary traffic lights and water main work on Whitchurch Lane near Dakota Drive.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-27 19:30:57
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  7. Temporary traffic lights and roadworks

    Temporary traffic lights and roadworks on Whitchurch Lane at Bamfield.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-27 19:29:23
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  8. Roadworks and temporary traffic lights

    Roadworks and temporary traffic lights on Bamfield near Great Hayles Road.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-27 19:27:53
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  9. Temporary traffic lights and water main work

    Temporary traffic lights and water main work on St Peter's Rise near Headley Park Road.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-27 19:25:41
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  10. Temporary traffic lights and roadworks

    Temporary traffic lights and roadworks on Cumberland Road between Avon Crescent and Gasferry Road.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-27 19:24:06
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  11. One lane closed due to gas main work

    One lane closed due to gas main work on B4468 Redland Hill at A4018 Westbury Road.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-27 19:13:44
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  12. One lane closed due to water main work

    One lane closed due to water main work on A403 St Andrew's Road near Kings Weston Lane.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-27 19:09:22
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  13. Advance Warning - One lane closed due to roadworks during the night

    One lane closed due to roadworks during the night on M5 Northbound between J14 B4509 (Thornbury / Falfield) and J13 A419 (Stroud).

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-27 16:40:17
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  14. Temporary traffic lights and roadworks

    Temporary traffic lights and roadworks on B4006 Beechcroft Road at St Philip's Road.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-27 13:50:05
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  15. Temporary traffic lights and gas main work

    Temporary traffic lights and gas main work on B4006 Whitworth Road at Thames Avenue.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-27 13:47:44
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  16. Temporary traffic lights and water main work

    Temporary traffic lights and water main work on Cricklade Road at Malvern Road.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-27 13:45:49
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  17. Water main work and temporary traffic lights

    Water main work and temporary traffic lights on Redposts Drive at Juno Way.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-27 13:43:10
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  18. Electricity work and temporary traffic lights

    Electricity work and temporary traffic lights on A4025 Stourport Road at Parsons Lane.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-27 12:49:32
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  19. Roadworks and temporary traffic lights

    Roadworks and temporary traffic lights on B4082 Station Road at Racecourse Road.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-27 10:48:32
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  20. Telecoms work and temporary traffic lights

    Telecoms work and temporary traffic lights on A435 Birmingham Road at A4189 Warwick Highway.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-27 10:41:03
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  21. Telecoms work and temporary traffic lights

    Telecoms work and temporary traffic lights on A4 Bath Road at B3353 Pickwick Road.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-27 10:26:14
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  22. Electricity work and temporary traffic lights

    Electricity work and temporary traffic lights on A4025 Stourport Road at Parsons Lane.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-27 07:53:24
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  23. Advance Warning - Road closed due to roadworks during the night

    A417 Southbound closed due to roadworks during the night at Dowers' Lane (Daglingworth turn off).

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-26 16:09:55
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  24. Water main work and temporary traffic lights

    Water main work and temporary traffic lights on B4521 between A466 and A4137.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-26 13:42:53
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  25. Water main work and temporary traffic lights

    Water main work and temporary traffic lights on A4103 at A4110 Canon Pyon Road.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-26 13:16:07
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  26. Telecoms work and temporary traffic lights

    Telecoms work and temporary traffic lights on A40 London Road near East End Road.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-26 11:41:37
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  27. Electricity work and temporary traffic lights

    Electricity work and temporary traffic lights on Bushwood Lane at A3400 Stratford Road.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-26 10:49:45
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  28. Road closed due to roadworks

    Castle Road Eastbound closed due to roadworks between Riverside and Hardwick Lane.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-26 10:45:30
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  29. Temporary traffic lights and water main work

    Temporary traffic lights and water main work on B439 Salford Road near Howard Close.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-26 08:37:20
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  30. Advance Warning - Main carriageway closed due to roadworks during the night

    Main carriageway closed due to roadworks during the night on M32 outbound at J3 A4320 Easton Way / A4032 Newfoundland Way / B4051 Lower Ashley Road / B4051 Millpond Street / Mina Road (St Pauls).

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-25 19:48:57
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  31. Temporary traffic lights, expect delays

    Temporary traffic lights on B4550 Astwood Road both ways at Vauxhall Street. Expect delays.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-25 17:21:31
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  32. Replacement bus service running due to engineering works

    Advance Warning - Replacement bus service running on London Midland between Bromsgrove and Droitwich Spa due to engineering works.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-25 12:02:36
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  33. One lane closed due to roadworks

    One lane closed due to roadworks on M5 Northbound at J4A M42.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-25 07:50:25
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  34. Road closed due to roadworks

    Henwick Road both ways closed due to roadworks between A44 St John's and Oldbury Road.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-25 07:10:52
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  35. Lane closed due to resurfacing work

    Lane closed due to resurfacing work on A44 St John's near A449 Bromwich Road.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-24 10:05:28
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  36. Road closed due to roadworks

    Birmingham Road closed due to roadworks between Victoria Road and A448 Market Street / B4091 Stourbridge Road.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-24 06:50:42
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  37. One lane closed due to roadworks during the night

    One lane closed due to roadworks during the night on A49 Northbound between A4103 (Starting Gate Roundabout) and A417.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-19 14:22:09
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  38. Road closed due to roadworks

    Farm Lane both ways closed due to roadworks between Leckhampton Lane / Church Road and Brizen Lane.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-17 19:46:10
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  39. Advance Warning - One lane closed due to roadworks during the night

    One lane closed due to roadworks during the night on M5 Southbound between J9 A46 (Tewkesbury) and J10 A4019 (Cheltenham).

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-17 19:24:47
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  40. Advance Warning - One lane closed due to roadworks during the night

    One lane closed due to roadworks during the night on M5 Southbound between J14 B4509 (Thornbury / Falfield) and J15 M4 (Almondsbury Interchange).

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-17 19:22:04
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  41. Advance Warning - One lane closed due to roadworks during the night

    One lane closed due to roadworks during the night on M5 Northbound at J19 A369 (Portishead).

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-17 19:17:09
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  42. Gas main work and temporary traffic lights

    Gas main work and temporary traffic lights on A449 Ombersley Road at Green Lane.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-17 13:10:50
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  43. Temporary traffic lights and gas main work

    Temporary traffic lights and gas main work on A46 Shurdington Road near A417.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-14 19:52:37
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  44. Lane closed due to telecoms work

    Lane closed due to telecoms work on A4019 Tewkesbury Road at A4013 Princess Elizabeth Way (Kingsditch Roundabout).

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-14 19:51:12
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  45. Roadworks and temporary traffic lights

    Roadworks and temporary traffic lights on North Road West near Grovefield Way.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-14 19:49:13
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  46. Temporary traffic lights and gas main work

    Temporary traffic lights and gas main work on A435 Cirencester Road near Charlton Drive.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-14 19:44:04
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  47. Roadworks and temporary traffic lights

    Roadworks and temporary traffic lights on Lodway near Hardwick Road.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-14 19:40:08
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  48. Advance Warning - Road closed due to resurfacing work during the night

    A49 both ways closed due to resurfacing work during the night between A417 (Hope under Dinmore) and A4103 (Starting Gate Roundabout, Hereford).

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-13 15:12:39
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  49. Advance Warning - Road closed due to electricity work

    Advance Warning - A438 Ledbury Road both ways closed due to electricity work between Lumber Lane and Hampton Dene Road.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-13 12:29:29
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  50. Temporary traffic lights

    Temporary traffic lights on B4005 Marlborough Road at Overtown Hill.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-11 19:37:56
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  51. Temporary traffic lights and electricity work, expect delays

    Temporary traffic lights and electricity work on A38 near Pulley Lane. Expect delays.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-11 14:22:51
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  52. Advance Warning - Road closed due to roadworks during off-peak periods

    Advance Warning - Clifton Suspension Bridge both ways closed due to roadworks during off-peak periods between Sion Hill and North Road / Burwalls Road.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-06 16:20:21
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  53. Gas main work and temporary traffic lights, expect delays

    Gas main work and temporary traffic lights on A4103 at B4503 Leigh Sinton Road. Expect delays.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-06 10:47:34
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  54. Road closed due to gas main work

    Longwood Lane both ways closed due to gas main work between B3128 Clevedon Road / Providence Lane and B3129 Beggar Bush Lane.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-05 19:46:32
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  55. One lane closed due to roadworks, New kerb installation and resurfacing work

    One lane closed due to roadworks, New kerb installation and resurfacing work on A465 Commercial Road Southbound between Barr's Court Road and Stonebow Road.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-07-05 10:49:58
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  56. Temporary traffic lights and gas main work

    Temporary traffic lights and gas main work on Hensman's Hill near Cornwallis Crescent / Goldney Avenue.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-07-04 19:25:53
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  57. Lane closed due to roadworks

    Lane closed due to roadworks on A4044 Temple Way around Temple Back.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-06-27 09:19:54
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  58. Long-term roadworks

    Long-term roadworks on B4053 Baldwin Street around Broad Quay.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-06-14 08:43:02
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  59. Roadworks and temporary traffic lights

    Roadworks and temporary traffic lights on Broad Quay at King Street.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-06-14 08:37:38
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  60. Road closed due to roadworks

    Akers Way both ways closed due to roadworks between B4534 Westfield Way and Darby Close.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-06-12 12:53:31
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  61. Temporary traffic lights and roadworks

    Temporary traffic lights and roadworks on School Road at Allison Road / Birchwood Road.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-06-06 19:46:00
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  62. Road closed due to roadworks

    Abingdon Road both ways closed due to roadworks between Ridgeway Road and Acton Road.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-06-06 19:26:49
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  63. Temporary traffic lights

    Temporary traffic lights on A441 Birmingham Road at Weights Lane.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-06-01 15:04:31
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  64. Partially blocked due to resurfacing work

    A465 Commercial Road partially blocked due to resurfacing work at Station Approach.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-05-10 10:44:18
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  65. Roadworks and temporary traffic lights

    Roadworks and temporary traffic lights on B3104 Market Place around Church Street.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-05-09 14:39:32
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  66. Roadworks and temporary traffic lights

    Roadworks and temporary traffic lights on A4 Bath Road at A350 West Cepen Way (Chequers Roundabout).

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-05-08 07:41:31
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  67. One lane closed due to roadworks

    One lane closed due to roadworks on A430 Bruton Way near B4073 Barton Street / Eastgate Street.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-05-01 11:58:46
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  68. Temporary traffic lights and water main work

    Temporary traffic lights and water main work on A4103 at A4110 Canon Pyon Road.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-04-24 10:59:29
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  69. Road closed due to roadworks

    High Street both ways closed due to roadworks between Worcester Road and St Andrew's Street / Friar Street.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-04-10 10:44:20
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  70. Temporary traffic lights and water main work

    Temporary traffic lights and water main work on A465 both ways at Burley Gate.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-04-03 12:27:14
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  71. Restrictions and roadworks

    Restrictions and roadworks on A40 before A38 Tewkesbury Road (Longford Roundabout).

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-04-03 11:55:27
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  72. Lane closed due to major roadworks, expect delays

    Lane closed due to major roadworks on A40 Northbound at A417 / A417 / Barnett Way (C&G Roundabout). Expect delays.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-04-03 11:52:45
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  73. Temporary traffic lights, roadworks and landslip

    Temporary traffic lights, roadworks and landslip on B4058 Horsley Hill at Hollingham Lane.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-04-03 11:30:15
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  74. Lane closed due to major roadworks, expect delays

    Lane closed due to major roadworks on A40 at B4063 Cheltenham Road East (Elmbridge Court Roundabout). Expect delays.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-03-28 12:43:53
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  75. Roadworks and temporary traffic lights

    Roadworks and temporary traffic lights on B4091 Hanbury Road between Westonhall Road and Foley Gardens.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-03-09 20:54:48
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  76. Temporary traffic lights and electricity work

    Temporary traffic lights and electricity work on Westonhall Road between B4091 Hanbury Road and Shaw Lane.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-03-09 20:22:06
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  77. Roadworks and temporary traffic lights

    Roadworks and temporary traffic lights on A422 both ways between Earls Common Road and Sands Road.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-03-09 20:02:03
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  78. One lane closed due to roadworks on the roundabout

    One lane closed due to roadworks on A3102 around M4 J16 / B4005 (Swindon West). On the roundabout.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-03-07 15:32:36
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  79. Stop/Go boards and gas main work

    Stop/Go boards and gas main work on B4534 Lady Lane at Salzgitter Drive.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-03-03 12:42:10
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  80. Advance Warning - New road layout and junction improvements

    New road layout and junction improvements on The Boulevard at Christopher Brain Street.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-03-01 10:51:17
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  81. Advance Warning - Road closed due to roadworks

    Lower Guinea Street closed due to roadworks near Commercial Road.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-02-28 10:24:47
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  82. Road closed due to roadworks

    Eugene Street closed due to roadworks between Little George Street and Pennywell Road.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-02-22 14:17:30
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  83. Road closed due to water main work

    Bilsham Lane closed due to water main work between B4055 Northwick Road and Ingst Hill.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-02-20 12:08:41
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  84. Road closed due to major roadworks, expect congestion

    A4174 Hartcliffe Way (The Ring Road) Southbound closed due to major roadworks between Vale Lane (Esso) and Novers Lane (The Turn For Knowle West Health Park). Expect congestion.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2017-02-17 14:13:54
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  85. Road closed

    Upton Road both ways closed between Raleigh Road and Greenway Bush Lane / Greenbank Road.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-02-15 10:15:07
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  86. Road closed due to bridge maintenance work

    C2219 School Lane closed due to bridge maintenance work between Grafton Lane and Netherley Lane.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-02-05 13:58:45
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  87. Road closed due to building works

    Broad Street closed due to building works near Bell Lane.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-02-01 13:56:03
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  88. Road closed due to roadworks

    Chapter Street closed due to roadworks between Cave Street and Dean Street.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-01-18 10:15:24
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  89. Road closed due to roadworks

    Pearces Hill closed due to roadworks between Begbrook Park / Beckspool Road and Frenchay Hill.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-01-16 13:33:24
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  90. Advance Warning - Road closed due to sewer works

    Bath Road closed due to sewer works from A420 London Road / London Road.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2017-01-16 12:57:02
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  91. Road closed due to building works

    Barbican Road both ways closed due to building works between Bearland and Barbican Way.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2016-12-31 13:06:04
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  92. Lane closed due to long-term roadworks, expect congestion

    Lane closed due to long-term roadworks on A38 Gloucester Road around Bradley Stoke Way (Aztec West Roundabout). Expect congestion.

    • Severity: severe
    • Updated: 2016-11-22 14:45:37
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  93. Road closed due to use of a crane

    Pump Lane closed due to use of a crane near Colston Parade.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2016-11-04 15:53:31
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  94. Road closed due to long-term roadworks

    King George's Road closed due to long-term roadworks between Highridge Road / Highridge Green and Queen's Road.

    • Severity: normal
    • Updated: 2016-11-04 15:49:20
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