Esplanade Road in Portishead to stay closed

Esplanade Road in Portishead will remain closed to vehicles for the time being.

North Somerset Council has reviewed the temporary restrictions on the road and decided to keep them in place in order to support social distancing measures.

After receiving feedback the following changes will be introduced next week:

Additional disabled parking spaces will be added facing the sea next to the temporary barriers at the Lake Road/Esplanade Road Junction nearest to Beach Road West

Extra disabled spaces will be installed near to the temporary barriers at the Lake Road/Esplanade junction by the Lido

Yellow lining will be installed by the corner of Lake Road/Beach Road West to stop traffic congestion in the area

An exit sign will be installed at the west end of the Esplanade to deter people from turning around

The Kilkenny Fields and Lido car parking will be signposted.

Our priority continues to be the health of our residents and social distancing plays a key role in this.

As a result, the temporary road closure will remain in place for the time being but we have listened to the feedback received and acted accordingly.

Cllr James Tonkin, North Somerset Council’s executive member with responsibility for roads

Press release by North Somerset Council.