Transport improvement work is now complete on the northern half of Muller Road, from its junction with Downend Road to Lidl, including Ralph Road, Springfield Avenue, Draycott Road and Brent Road.
The new road layouts and bus lane will allow buses to move more quickly through traffic, and enable easier and safer walking and cycling in the area.
The first phase of the project included:
- resurfacing Muller Road, between Downend Road and Ralph Road
- installing a 24-hour bus lane on Muller Road between Downend Road and Ralph Road, which incorporates a bus gate at the junction with Ralph Road
- upgrading five bus stops, including new shelters and waiting areas
- installing traffic signals at Ralph Road
- creating modal filters on Springfield Avenue, Draycott Road and Brent Road to stop traffic other than bicycles and scooters cutting through from Muller Road
These works are part of the Lockleaze Sustainable Transport Infrastructure project to help local roads keep up with future growth. Lockleaze is a growing neighbourhood with around 1,000 new homes planned for the area. One Lockleaze is the first site to be developed by council-owned housing company Goram Homes, which is set to build more than 3,100 high quality, sustainable homes across the city in the coming decade. The first finished homes will be affordable housing. More than half of the new neighbourhood of 268 homes in Lockleaze will be for council-owned affordable housing, with a mixture of social rent and shared ownership homes as well as additional housing designed to meet some of the city’s most urgent housing needs.
The improvements to Muller Road are being funded from the Housing Infrastructure Fund, provided by Homes England.
The public footpath between Muller Road and Dovercourt Road will remain closed to allow for the safe redevelopment of the Brunel Ford site and the diversion of a water main that runs through the site.