Major Updates

New bridge on Bathurst Basin

We’re currently building a new bridge alongside the existing bridge opposite the Louisiana pub on Bathurst Basin.

The new bridge will include a new 3.5 metre shared cycling and walking path. This new path will provide the missing link between the existing paths on Commercial Road and Cumberland Road.

As well as constructing the new bridge and path, MetroBus is building new crossings that will make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists to travel between Cumberland Road, Bathurst Basin Parade, Wapping Road and Commercial Road.

We expect that the bridge will open to traffic by the second week of December.

Photographs of the new bridge on Bathurst Basin being constructed

Improving traffic flows

The new bridge on Bathurst Basin will improve traffic flows. The existing bridge will become one-way and take traffic travelling to Bedminster Bridge whilst the new bridge will take traffic heading towards Cumberland Road.

The works on Bathurst Basin are being managed by Volker Laser who also refurbished Ashton Avenue Swing Bridge for the MetroBus project.

Autumn/Winter 2017 works

  • Near Vauxhall Bridge Installation of a new MetroBus stop, a toucan crossing, a new entrance to the Chocolate Path for pedestrians and cyclists and the resurfacing of the road.
  • Cumberland Road (near the junction with Mardyke Ferry Road) Installation of a new bus lane and bus gate.
  • Wapping Wharf Construction of a new MetroBus stop near Gaol Ferry Bridge/Gaol Ferry Steps.

Cumberland Road resurfacing

Bristol City Council will be resurfacing the entire length of Cumberland Road from Monday 20 November for four weeks. They expect this work will be completed on Friday 15 December.

The resurfacing work will be carried out on weekday nights, starting at 7pm and continuing until 6am the following morning. There will be no weekend working.

Cumberland Road will be closed to all traffic while work is being carried out but reopened each morning.

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December

Umberslade and Churngold are removing the wall by the Old Gaol. Three way traffic lights will be in place whilst this work is taking place. Cumberland Road will remain open.

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