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Better Bus Area Fund

Anchor Road (A4)

BBAF works update – Anchor Road Closures

Anti skid high friction surface and lining works are planned for Anchor Road on the following weekend:

Closure 1:   Eastbound (inbound) closure to traffic on Anchor Road
Saturday 22nd  June 2019  (8:00am Start)

Closure 2:   Westbound (outbound) closure to traffic on Anchor Road
Sunday 23rd  June 2019 (9:00am Start)

For more information and diversion routes.


Improvement works on Anchor Road started on 14 January following public consultation on the Anchor Road/Hotwell Road (A4) route. The works are being undertaken as part of the Better Bus Area Fund (BBAF) and are aimed at improving bus punctuality and journey times for those travelling into the city on this route, including Portway Park & Ride users. It will also bring enhanced cycling and walking routes for the hundreds of pedestrians and cyclists passing through the area every day.

The works are scheduled to take approximately 5 months with some disruption to road users expected. Alternative routes for pedestrians, cyclists, and general traffic will be clearly signed on site.

When is this work happening?

The works along Anchor Road started on 14 January and is scheduled to take approximately 5 months.

What is being done?

  • We will be extending the inbound 24 hour bus lane along Anchor Road
  • Improving crossings and junctions to allow safer journeys for both pedestrians and cyclists
  • Traffic signals will be refurbished/ upgraded.

I frequently travel along this route, how will the works affect me?

Pedestrians and cyclists

The existing crossing at the Anchor Road/Canons Way junction will be suspended during the works. When the crossing is suspended pedestrians and cyclists will be directed to alternative crossings along this route.

Road traffic

The right-turn out of Canons Way into Anchor Road will be suspended with all traffic directed to turn left at this junction during the works. Traffic wanting to travel towards the city centre will be signed to Jacob Wells Roundabout where they will be able to turn and travel back along Anchor Road in the right direction.

If you require any further information or have queries about the works please contact the team on

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