Councillor Rob Bird, leader of Tewkesbury Borough Council, said: “I’m delighted that the government has given the go-ahead to this long-awaited infrastructure and has approved much-needed funding.

“Connecting the two dual-carriageway sections will not only provide a welcome boost to the local economy,  but will also improve the quality of life for residents in the area by reducing congestion and improving air quality.” 

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