To carry out these works it is necessary to temporarily ban the traffic movement from Cannon Street/East Street onto the Sheene Road junction. The restriction will be in place for around 12 weeks. Some nearby roads will see increased traffic levels as a result of diverted traffic.
The outbound Parson Street stop (outside Halfords on West Street) will be upgraded to become a MetroBus stop in the summer. The footway will be widened, resulting in a reduction in the width of the grass verge.
The bus stops will be closed for the duration of these works, with temporary stops provided nearby. Pedestrian access to shops will be maintained during opening hours and the contactor will work with businesses to manage deliveries during the works.
The MetroBus plans for Bedminster Parade have been changed from those originally presented. The original plans included proposals to remove the footway outside of the Imperial Arcade and to ban the right turn out of the Asda car park onto Bedminster Parade. Following concerns raised during planning process, these changes are no longer part of the scheme and the footway and right turn will remain as they currently are.
East Street will be closed to vehicles for around six weeks for these works. Inbound buses will be diverted via Dalby Avenue. While East Street is closed for the works, the nearest alternative bus stops will be Victor Street (opposite Tesco Express on West Street) and Bedminster Parade (outside Asda).
The contactor will work with businesses to manage deliveries during the temporary road closure.
The previously-announced Hartcliffe Way temporary one-way restriction is due to commence in January 2017 and will be in place for approximately 10 months. Light vehicles travelling inbound will travel along Hartcliffe Way as normal, while outbound light vehicles will be diverted along Novers Hill and Novers Lane. Heavy Goods Vehicles travelling in either direction will be diverted via Hengrove Way, Whitchurch Road and Bishopsworth Road. More information can be found at https://travelwest.info/metrobus/metrobus-build.