||<p>The A417 missing link between Brockworth and Cowley is an important project to
improve safety and air quality and ease congestion in the area. Highways England announced
a preferred route for the scheme in March 2019 and is now preparing for statutory
consultation later this year ahead of a Development Consent Order planning application.
Delivery of this project is subject to confirmation of funding within the second Road
Investment Strategy, which will cover the period 2020 to 2025, due to be published
later this year.</p>