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Major Updates

Journeys through a busy commuter route between Bristol and Bath are set to become smoother thanks to a £5m highways maintenance grant from government.

The funding, secured through a joint Bristol City Council and Bath and North East Somerset Council bid, will contribute towards a major highways maintenance scheme covering part of the A4/A4174.

A key highway corridor running from the A4 in Keynsham, through Bath Road and the A4174 to the new South Bristol Link and Bristol Airport, the route connects large housing developments and business parks and is a vital part of the transport network in the city region.

The works, due for completion within the next year, will involve making repairs to the carriageway surface, restoring bridges and tunnels or other structures underneath the road, bus stop improvements and minor adjustments to cycleways and footways.

Bath & North East Somerset Council has been awarded £2million by Government for essential resurfacing work on Keynsham bypass. In total a £2.5m million maintenance and safety scheme will be undertaken to resurface the bypass whist undertaking any required upgrades to the crash barriers and signage.

The work on Keynsham bypass and A4174 is one of nineteen projects across the country that has been awarded a share of a £75 million Government investment to improve local roads and undertake essential repair work.  The award was made after councils were asked to put forward bids for schemes which could make a real difference to road users and avoid more disruptive ongoing repair work further down the line.

Bath & North East Somerset Council and Bristol City Council will be working together with the aim of minimising disruption as far as possible during the essential maintenance work. Further details about the work, including the dates and timescales, will be published by the Councils at a later date.

Bristol will also benefit from an additional £600k from government to resolve flooding problems in a known hotspot – Scotland Lane, which links Stockwood to Brislington. The £600k is part of a £3.4m flood resilience project by Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire and Scotland Lane is one of ten highway projects across the two authority areas.

Both projects are being supported by the Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund. Full details of the bids submitted by Bristol City Council and other West of England councils can be found here: https://travelwest.info/projects/local-highways-maintenance-challenge-fund.

Press release by Bath & North East Somerset Council.

Press release by Bristol City Council.

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