Temporary traffic signals are being installed on today (Monday 23 July) on the Broom Hill mini roundabout as part of ongoing work to create a new traffic free, two way segregated walking and cycling route for the area.

This work is expected to last until 3 September and has been planned to take place during the summer holidays to minimise any impact.  However, this is a busy route so some delays are expected and drivers are advised to plan ahead to avoid disruption.

So far, only two way traffic lights have been used whilst contractors are on site.  In order for work to progress to the next stage a temporary traffic light system will be used on Broom Hill, Frenchay Park Road and Park Road.

The Frome Greenway Cycle Route is designed to connect the North Fringe to the existing walking and cycling route through Frome Valley.  This will eventually extend on to Fishponds via the UWE Glenside Campus.

This is part of the wider set of improvements planned as part of the central government’s investment through their Cycling Ambition Fund.  When combined with additional funding from local councils*, a total of £19m has been allocated for sustainable transport projects from 2015 to 2018 across the wider Bristol area.

More information about the Frome Greenway Cycle route can be found on the Travel West website.  There is also more information here about the wider plans to use Cycle Ambition Fund.  This site is kept up to date with all traffic information in the West of England area and drivers can use the journey planner to avoid disruption.

*Additional funding comes from Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol City and South Gloucestershire council.

Press released by Bristol City Council on 23/07/2018: http://news.bristol.gov.uk/drivers_warned_to_expect_delays_as_temporary_traffic

 

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