Cabinet Member for Transport, Councillor Kye Dudd said: “The works on Airport Road mark the completion of a multi-million pound project to upgrade this important route in Bristol. By taking the opportunity to improve sustainable transport at the same time as road enhancements, we are ensuring safer, more accessible routes for residents to travel by foot, bike or bus, as well as supporting future housing in this part of the city.”
Funded by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership through the Local Growth Fund, and administered by the West of England Combined Authority, new walking and cycling routes will be constructed along Airport Road, between Creswicke Road and Wells Road junction, along with improved pedestrian crossings and new bus stops.
Road maintenance and sustainable transport improvements are being undertaken at the same time to reduce the amount and length of disruption to local residents and road users. Both sets of work are scheduled to finish in December 2019.
The council will be removing a number of trees along Airport Road to allow the highways and sustainable transport improvements to take place. These will be replaced, along with additional trees, early next year.
Construction will proceed in sections with temporary, two-way traffic lights installed to manage traffic where work is taking place. A single lane of traffic in each direction will remain open to traffic for the majority of the work. However, road closures will be required in summer 2019 to install an improved crossing between Salcombe Road and Cadogan Road. Exact dates for this will be advertised nearer the time and diversions clearly marked on site. Anyone travelling along Airport Road is advised to allow extra time for their journey and, where possible, consider an alternative route.
For more information and the latest updates on these works, please visit travelwest.info/AirportRoad.