Major Updates

MetroBus works update W/C: 18th September 2017

City Centre

Work continues to improve the public space. New cycling and pedestrian areas are being created and the area outside Electricity House is being pedestrianised.

New pedestrian and cycling crossings have been installed connecting Baldwin Street and the centre and new signage has been erected to guide pedestrians around the city centre until all the new pedestrian crossings are installed. Planting is underway. Details and video at: www.travelwest.info/centre

The remaining kerbs and bus stops will be completed throughout September with the Cenotaph area being completed by the end of October.

To enable surfacing to take place, the city centre will be closed to traffic overnight (8pm – 6am), Sunday to Thursday, for the next two weeks.

During the night-time closures the following roads will be closed to traffic:

Colston Avenue

St Augustine’s Parade

Broad Quay

Rupert Street (south of St John’s Bridge)

Baldwin Street (west of Marsh Street)

Denmark Street (south of Gaunt’s Lane)

College Green (south of St George’s Road)

Anchor Road (east of Lower Lamb Street)

Cannon’s Road

St Stephen’s Street

St Augustine’s Place

Signed diversion routes will be in place during the closures.

All work in the city centre is due to finish by the 10th November

Winterstoke Road

There may be some lane closures/narrowing during September to re-instate previous traffic islands and road surfaces.

Cumberland Road

Work continues to install a new MetroBus stop close to Vauxhall Bridge. This will include a toucan crossing and a new pedestrian and cyclist entrance to the Chocolate Path.

Also this month a new bus lane and bus gate will be installed on Cumberland Road near to the junction with Mardyke Ferry Road; and a new MetroBus stop will be constructed at Wapping Wharf near Gaol Ferry Bridge/Gaol Ferry Steps.

Bathurst Basin Bridge

Our contractors are building a new bridge alongside the existing bridge which takes Commercial Road over the Bathurst Basin.

More details can be found here: https://travelwest.info/metrobus/metrobus-build/spike-island

Redcliff Hill

A new bus lane has been opened on Redcliff Hill between Bedminster Bridge roundabout and St Mary Redcliffe church.

East Street, Bedminster

Work has started to install a new MetroBus stop outside Wilko. East Street will be closed to vehicles until early October. Existing bus services will be diverted via the stop on Sheene Road just before Wesley Street.

Bedminster Parade

Work to install new MetroBus stops on Bedminster Parade near to Asda continue and are expected to take another 4 weeks.

Hartcliffe Way

Work on the new Hartcliffe Way bus lane is progressing well and the one-way system is expected to be lifted at the end of the month with all temporary traffic signals being removed in early October.

Hengrove Park, Bamfield and Whitchurch Lane

Work is underway in Hengrove Park which will see a one-way circulatory system introduced to improve traffic flows. The bus stop outside the hospital will be upgraded to become a MetroBus stop. Improvement works to the junction of Whitchurch Lane and Bamfield is underway, and will be followed by upgrade work to the pairs of bus stops on Bamfield. In Whitchurch Lane, underground cables will be installed to serve bus shelters and the new information points that will be installed at every MetroBus stop.

For further information please email metrobus@westofengland.org

Plan your journeys

The Travelwest website contains up to date travel information about road works in the West of England region: https://travelwest.info/travelupdates

Highways England also provides live traffic information for the motorway network via their website at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic or from a phone or mobile device at m.highways.gov.uk

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