Work to replace traffic signals at an important junction in Bedminster will take place in the new year.
Temporary traffic lights will be in use at the junction of Sheene Road, Malago Road, and St John’s Lane from 3 January 2023 for approximately sixteen weeks. The lights will be in place to enable works to be completed as an essential part of the Bedminster Green regeneration area. The Sheene Road junction is on the CAZ diversion route, which can also be joined at either West Street or North Street if people wish to avoid this junction.
A spokesperson for Bristol City Council said: “New traffic signals will be installed at the junction and the old traffic lights are being decommissioned during the works in January. The existing equipment had reached the end of its life and needs to be replaced. As part of the works we are also taking the opportunity to install two new pedestrian crossings at the junction, in addition to the existing two pedestrian crossings.
“Up to this point we have completed the maximum amount of work possible using the old traffic lights, however from January we will need to switch to temporary traffic lights during the construction work to allow our contractor to reach all areas of the junction. From January these works will cause considerable disruption and delays, for which we are sorry. We ask residents to bear with us while we complete these works to support the delivery of the much-needed new junction that will benefit all road users.”
Bedminster Green is between East Street and Windmill Hill. It is made up of five sites that are being developed for housing and community spaces.