Issue details

A38 Bridges and Canal Improvements: Construction of two Highway Bridges, a towpath and a section of the Canal – Authority to receive funds and proceed to contract procurement

a)    To seek Cabinet approval for the Commissioning Director: Communities & Infrastructure, to be authorised to receive funds from Highways England (via Cotswold Canal Trust) and become the Client for the works. This will involve conducting a compliant competitive tender process and to award a contract in respect of the A38 Bridges and Canal Improvements; and

b)    For the Commissioning Director: Communities & Infrastructure, to be authorised to make any other ancillary orders that might be required to successfully implement the scheme.

Officer Contact Details:  Jennifer Dorman Senior Infrastructure Engineer     01452 582515

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/06/2019

Decision due: 24 Jul 2019 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Highways and Flood


Lead Cabinet Member
Local Member (Cllr S Davies for Hardwicke/Severn)
Stroud District Council
Highways England
Wide range of consultees as part of the statutory consultation exercise (Police/Ambulance/Freight & Haulage associations) – Consultation Ongoing
Residents, general public and businesses (Public share events are scheduled for September 2019)

Scrutiny Input: None

Planned Dates: Highways England Award Letter – February 2019 Detailed design start – April 2019 Detailed design end – August 2019 Issue tender documents – August 2019 Tender assessment and award – September 2019 Construction start – October 2019 Scheme complete and open to the public – April 2020