Transport Minister Andrew Jones said: “I am delighted to celebrate the opening of the South Bristol Link. The Government’s funding of this £47 million road will help improve access to businesses, provide a new public transport route and cycle path. It will not only improve journeys and cut congestion but also encourage people to get on buses and their bikes and boost the local economy.”
Traffic is expected to dramatically reduce on the roads which currently link the residential areas of South Bristol to Winterstoke Road and to the city centre via Bedminster. These roads include Whitchurch Road, Bishopsworth Road, South Liberty Lane, Kings Head Lane and Highridge Green.
- Fewer cars on unsuitable residential roads
- Less congestion
- Improved access to and from the area
- Support for economic growth in south Bristol
- Improved public transport and new paths for cyclists and pedestrians
- Easier access to jobs and educational opportunities for residents
- reduced business costs;
- reduced congestion;
- improved accessibility for businesses and employees;
- better access to employment and education for local people;
- the unlocking of new areas for employment and housing.
- 4.5 km of new road;
- 4.5 km of new walking and cycling paths;
- 1 new major rail bridge that allows the South Bristol Link to go under the Great Western railway
- 2 new road bridges;
- 2 new roundabouts;
- 3 signalled junctions;
- 0.5 km of bus-only road;
- major landscaping;
- the restoration of three historic lime kilns.
£19.54 million Bristol and North Somerset Councils and Section 106 contribution from Bristol Airport