2021 Report details for project: A417 Air Balloon

Project name A417 Air Balloon - there is only one report for this project
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Report year 2021 (data is from March 2021)
Category Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: As announced in the Road Investment Strategy 2 the scope includes: A417 Air Balloon - connecting the two dual carriageway sections of the A417 near Birdlip in Gloucestershire, taking account of both the environmental sensitivity of the site and the importance of the route to the local economy.
DCA (RAG) Amber/Green
DCA text: The Infrastructure Project Authority's Delivery Confidence Assessment rating is Amber/Green.This is primarily due to the following factors: An IPA Gateway 2 review took place during Q3 FY2020/21, and the delivery confidence rating given was an Amber/Green. The project has implemented all of the recommendations from the review to set the project up for success in order to support the amber/green rating. The project has increased stakeholder engagement and communications in the build up to submission of the Development Consent Order (DCO); has included additional environmental mitigation and enhancements (stepping stones and widening the ecological crossing); has reviewed resourcing and skills requirements and is currently recruiting additional project, commercial and sponsorship resources.
Start date 2015-04-01
End date 2025-06-30
Schedule text The project end-date is 30 June 2025. This is primarily due to the following factors: The Highways England Delivery Plan forecasted a project open for traffic date of FY2024/25. The decision was taken to extend the development phase so that a supplementary public consultation could be held to seek views on design changes and refinements to the proposed scheme and to undertake further survey work. The survey's supporting buildability advice highlighted that a more cautious approach for the rest of the schedule and open for traffic date forecast should be adopted. The project is on track to submit DCO in May 2021 and is appointing a Delivery Integrated Partner in mid-2021, to help develop the detailed design and maximise both benefits opportunities and delivery efficiencies during the construction of the scheme. This will bring greater cost and schedule certainty to the project. During this design period the project will be looking for additional opportunities to reduce the construction schedule and to improve the latest open for traffic date forecast of Q2 FY2026/27. The change to the forecast schedule dates has been noted by DfT and HM Treasury.
Baseline £17.41m
Forecast £17.82m
Variance 2.00%
Variance text: The budget variance is less than or equal to 5%.
Whole Life Cost £0.00m
WLCost text: Exempt under Section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (Commercial Interests) - Commercial interests.
Sourcefile IPA_2021.csv

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