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Gloucestershire Council

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Gloucestershire County Council
Location Map ( geo)
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Primary Destinations
Cheltenham • Cirencester • Gloucester
Other Important Destinations
Stroud • Tewkesbury
Herefordshire • Monmouthshire • Oxfordshire • South Gloucestershire • Swindon • Warwickshire • Wiltshire • Worcestershire
National Highways Roads
M5, M50, A40, A46, A417 (part DBFO), A419 (DBFO)

Gloucestershire County Council is the Highway Authority for all roads in the Administrative County of Gloucestershire, with the exception of Trunk roads managed by National Highways.

The vast majority of the council area lies in the historic county of Gloucestershire, although there are some small areas at the edge of the authority within the historic counties of Worcestershire and Wiltshire

Highways Management

The county council is responsible for the maintenance of 3,300 miles of roads and associated footpaths in the council area through three teams (West, Central and East). The council also maintain bridges, 173 signal controlled junctions, 194 signal controlled crossings, 7,500 illuminated traffic signs and bollards, non illuminated traffic signs, road markings and 58,000 street lights.

Primary Destinations

The following Primary Destinations are located within the council area:

Trunk Roads

The following roads that run through the council area are at least partially Trunk Roads, and therefore managed by National Highways:

Principal and Classified Numbered Roads

The following is a list of A and B classified roads that are at least partially managed by the council:

Route From To Length


A38 Bodmin Mansfield 309.7 miles View
A40 London Fishguard 263 miles View
A44 Oxford Aberystwyth 155 miles View
A46 Bath Cleethorpes 223 miles View
A48 Highnam, Gloucester Carmarthen 119 miles View
A361 Ilfracombe Kilsby 213 miles View
A417 Streatley Hope under Dinmore 97.5 miles View
A419 Swindon Whitminster 35.5 miles View
A424 Burford Bourton-on-the-Hill 15.8 miles View
A429 Stanton St Quintin Coventry 73.7 miles View
A430 Haresfield Kingsholm 5.7 miles View
A433 Dunkirk Cirencester 16.7 miles View
A435 Birmingham Cirencester 61.1 miles View
A436 Air Balloon Chastleton 25.8 miles View
A438 Ashchurch Pont-y-bat 60.6 miles View
A449 Stafford Coldra, Newport 108 miles View
A466 King's Thorn Chepstow Interchange 30 miles View
A4013 Benhall Arle 1.5 miles View
A4015 Imperial Square Lansdown Road 0.3 miles View
A4019 Coombe Hill Cheltenham 4.8 miles View
A4135 Tetbury Slimbridge 12.9 miles View
A4136 Huntley Monmouth 16.6 miles View
A4151 Elton Nailbridge 5.2 miles View
A4171 Cainscross Badbrook 1.1 miles View
A4172 Trumpet Preston Cross 2.8 miles View
A4173 Tuffley Pitchcombe 5.4 miles View
A4301 Westgate Gyratory, Gloucester Bristol Road, Gloucester 0.8 miles View
A4302 Eastern Avenue Bruton Way 0.9 miles View   
B4008 Quedgeley (N) Cainscross 8.9 miles View
B4014 Malmesbury(NE) Nailsworth 10.8 miles View
B4024 Tillers Green Much Marcle 2.6 miles View
B4028 Coleford Edge End 1.9 miles View
B4035 Banbury Evesham 30.7 miles View
B4058 Eastville, Bristol Nailsworth 25.2 miles View
B4060 Chipping Sodbury Cam 14.9 miles View
B4062 Renishaw works near Wotton-under-Edge Kingswood GL12 0.7 miles View
B4063 Gloucester Arle Court roundabout, Cheltenham 5.7 miles View
B4066 Dudbridge, Stroud Sharpness Docks 15.6 miles View
B4068 Stow-on-the-Wold Naunton Downs 7.9 miles View
B4070 Stroud Birdlip 12.8 miles View
B4071 Fromebridge Saul 2.6 miles View
B4072 Bristol Road, Gloucester Tuffley 1.5 miles View
B4073 Painswick Gloucester 5.7 miles View
B4075 Evesham Road London Road 2.5 miles View
B4077 Teddington Hands Stow on the Wold 15.7 miles View
B4078 Winchcombe Sedgeberrow 7.4 miles View
B4079 Oxenton Bredon 3.8 miles View
B4080 Tewkesbury Defford 7.8 miles View
B4081 Cross Hands Mickleton 5.4 miles View
B4208 Staunton Newland 14.0 miles View
B4211 Hartpury Great Malvern 17.7 miles View
B4213 Staunton Highfield 7.2 miles View
B4215 Preston Cross Highnam 13.9 miles View
B4216 Ledbury Huntley 12.9 miles View
B4221 Ross on Wye Newent 7.4 miles View
B4222 Lea Kilcot 3.9 miles View
B4224 Hereford Mitcheldean 18.5 miles View
B4226 Cinderford Coleford 5.6 miles View
B4227 Ruspidge Broadmoor, Cinderford 1.9 miles View
B4228 Tutshill Staunton 13.0 miles View
B4231 Trow Green Lydney Station 5.5 miles View
B4234 Ross-on-Wye Lydney 16.8 miles View
B4425 Burford Stratton 14.1 miles View
B4432 Five Acres Broadwell 1.0 mile View
B4450 Stow-on-the-Wold(E) Chipping Norton 8.9 miles View
B4479 Bourton on the Hill Charingworth 5.3 miles View
B4632 Cheltenham Stratford-upon-Avon 29.3 miles View
B4633 Lansdown Road High Street 1.1 miles View
B4634 Staverton Bridge Uckington 2.7 miles View
B4641 Brockworth Interchange Gloucester Business Park 0.7 miles View
B4696 Royal Wootton Bassett(NW) South Cerney 9.4 miles View     

Classified Unnumbered (Class III) and Unclassified Roads

Main Article: Gloucestershire Council (Class III roads)

For its Class III road network, Gloucestershire County Council uses "C" prefixes.


Main Article: Gloucestershire Council (Junctions)

Bridges, Tunnels, and other Crossings

Main Article: Gloucestershire Council (Crossings)


Gloucestershire Council
A38 • A40 • A44 • A46 • A48 • A361 • A417 • A419 • A424 • A429 • A430 • A433 • A435 • A436 • A438 • A449 • A466 • A4013 • A4015 • A4019 • A4135 • A4136 • A4151 • A4171 • A4172 • A4173 • A4301 • A4302 • B4008 • B4014 • B4024 • B4028 • B4035 • B4058 • B4060 • B4062 • B4063 • B4066 • B4068 • B4070 • B4071 • B4072 • B4073 • B4075 • B4077 • B4078 • B4079 • B4080 • B4081 • B4208 • B4211 • B4213 • B4215 • B4216 • B4221 • B4222 • B4224 • B4226 • B4227 • B4228 • B4231 • B4234 • B4425 • B4432 • B4450 • B4479 • B4632 • B4633 • B4634 • B4641 • B4696 • Cotswold Scarp Scenic Route • Herefordshire Cider Route • X-Bluebell Driving Route
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