South Gloucestershire Council are making permanent changes to the road layout under the Bristol Parkway railway bridge on Brierly Furlong in Stoke Gifford to help support pedestrians and cyclists.
In anticipation for increased traffic levels in September as we ease back to normality, engineers have been reviewing the experimental Traffic Management arrangements at the bridge.
The footways both sides of the roadway are to be widened but shuttle traffic lights will be removed and the road returned to two-way traffic, albeit at slower speeds.
A temporary 20mph speed limit order will be introduced along Brierly Furlong and Hatchet Road, from south of the mini-roundabout at Church Road junction to Radcliffe Drive roundabout.
To enable the footway widening works, Brierly Furlong will need to be closed overnight for 10 weekday nights between the hours of 8pm and 6am, from Monday 23 August to Friday 3rd September. The road will be closed between its junction with Bristol Parkway Station and Church Road.
In addition to this work, road safety officers will be working with local schools to ensure road safety is at the fore of everyone’s minds and that all users are fully aware of the changes and implications.
The footway improvements, which will be in place as schools and colleges return in September, follow a 14-month trial at the bridge. Historically this area has been pinch point for people walking or cycling as the road narrows under the bridge and to address this issue, as well as help people manage social distancing, shuttle lights were introduced along with temporary wider walkways.