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The A417 is a main road in England.

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Streatley - Gloucester (M5)

It runs from Streatley at its junction with the A329 (between Reading and Wallingford) to Wantage, over the picturesque Berkshire Downs. In Wantage, it negotiates the market place (around King Alfred's statue and thence to Faringdon, via Stanford in the Vale (speed-limited here to ). At Faringdon, its traditional route over Folly Hill and down through the market place has been blocked by the more recent development of the A420. Turning left on the A420 and right at the next roundabout, through Faringdon, leads on to Lechlade, where it crosses the River Thames. It then runs past the Cotswold Water Park, through Fairford to Cirencester and thence to Gloucester and Ledbury, to a point south of Leominster, where it joins the A49.

From the start of the Cirencester bypass to Gloucester, the A417 forms part of a major new dual-carriageway route (A419/A417) connecting the M4 (junction 15) with the M5 at Gloucester (junction 11A). At the A429 roundabout on the older Cirencester bypass, the A417 follows the A429 north for , where it once passed a Little Chef (removed during the recent creation of the Blunsdon Bypass), then resumes when it joins the newer bypass (which is also the A417). There is a large BP service station here and a Texaco one further north near a roadside restaurant. The Cirencester & Stratton Bypass opened on December 9 1997. This route carries traffic between the ports of the south coast...
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