|Location Map ( geo)|
|M5, A417, B4641|
There was originally no junction here. The A417 passed beneath the M5 so traffic wanting to use the motorway had to travel to J11.
Plans for a bypass of Brockworth were first proposed in the 1970s as part of a southern bypass for Cheltenham. A connection with the M5 was planned in the same location as the present Brockworth Interchange.
Firm plans were established in 1987 when orders were made for a dual carriageway bypass of Brockworth with at-grade junctions. The junction with the M5 was to be a 5-arm roundabout interchange.
This scheme was never built.
In 1991 revised plans for the bypass were made. The 1987 scheme was deemed to have inadequate capacity at the junctions so grade separated junctions were planned. Four designs for Brockworth Interchange were considered with a clear favourite emerging. This was the layout that we know today. Construction started in 1993 with a 1995 opening.
|The MIDLANDS, Birmingham, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury|
|The SOUTH WEST, Stroud, Bristol|
|London, Cirencester, Stroud (A46), Oxford (A40)|
|Gloucester Business Park|