'Popular' rabbits living on the Walls roundabout will be protected during multi-million pound improvement work.
Fencing has been put up by Gloucestershire Highways to protect them and their burrows from harm during construction work and to keep them out of the working area.
The fencing has been installed with a buried ‘return’ to discourage rabbits from digging into the working area.
A spokeswoman for Gloucestershire Highways said: "The location and installation of the fence was carried out in consultation with an ecologist to ensure no rabbits were harmed and no rabbit burrows were disturbed when the fence was erected.
"The fence will be monitored to ensure that it remains intact for the duration of works. Once the works have been completed, the fence will be removed. This method is considered to be the most appropriate method to protect rabbits during the works."
In May last year the Department for Transport approved the county council’s bid for £2.2 million of funding to help tackle serious congestion on the A38 and A417, at the C&G and Walls roundabouts in the Barnwood area.