A SPECIAL meeting to discuss the future of junction 10 of the M5 has been announced.
Tewkesbury Borough Council will host the meeting which will allow representatives from the Highways Agency, Gloucestershire Highways, Cheltenham Borough Council, Gloucester City Council and MPs to have their say on the issue.
The Highways Agency has indicated the bridge over the junction needs to be replaced.
But Gloucestershire organisations, businesses and residents have called for it to be made into a four-way junction at the same time due to the benefits it would bring to local businesses and communities.
It is hoped the meeting, the date for which is still being finalised, will allow the possibility of making the junction four-way to be fully investigated.
Leader of Tewkesbury Borough Council, Councillor Robert Vines, said: "The aim of this meeting is to get all interested parties around one table to discuss the future plans for this junction.
"The opportunities of opening it up to a four way route have been made loud and clear by a number of organisations, businesses and residents so it's absolutely vital that this option is given thorough consideration."
MP for Tewkesbury Laurence Robertson added: "I am very pleased to see that Tewkesbury Borough Council is taking the lead on bringing everyone together to discuss this issue.
"From the start I have made it clear that transforming the junction from a two-way into a four-way junction would bring huge benefits for the local area and I will continue to make this case."