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Drivers are being asked to plan ahead to avoid delays in Bristol this weekend (7-8 July).

A range of events and travel works have been planned in the city which may cause disruption.

On Saturday (7 July), St Pauls Carnival will take place with a number of road closures in place from 6pm on Friday (6 July) until 7pm on Sunday (8 July) around the St Pauls area. Full information of all the closures and travel advice is available on the TravelWest website.

On the Sunday (8 July) there will be wide spread road closures all day throughout the centre as Bristol’s cycling Grand Prix and the HSBC UK Let’s Ride come to the city. Full details of all road closures for this are available on the Bristol Grand Prix’s website.

There will also be no trains running between Bristol Temple Meads, Lawrence Hill, Stapleton Road, Filton Abbey Wood, Bristol Parkway, Montpelier, Redland, Clifton Down, Sea Mills, Shirehampton, Avonmouth, St Andrews Road and Severn Beach due to maintenance work over the weekend.

Buses will replace trains to all stations that weekend and tickets will be accepted on some local service buses, but these are expected to be busy.

Train services will continue to operate into Bristol Temple Meads from London Paddington, Cardiff Central and Birmingham New Street. Go to GWR’s website for further information.

A special park and ride service will also be running from the Portway to the Brightside Cricket Ground (formerly known as Gloucestershire County Cricket Ground) for the national England Vs India T20 cricket match on Sunday 8th July.  Full information about travel arrangements and times can be found on their website.

Anyone planning a journey this weekend is advised to plan ahead and avoid travelling through the centre wherever possible.  The TravelWest website is kept up to date with all road closures and travel information for the West of England.  Residents are encouraged to use their journey planner to work out the best route of travel on the day to avoid disruptions.

Published by Bristol City Council on 4th July 2018

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