The plans include a new rail station at Portishead and the reopening of the former station at Pill. The project is subject to funding and meeting all the regulatory and technical requirements.
This webpage will be updated to keep you informed throughout the DCO process. It will include information on each stage of consultation and how you can comment on the proposals to help shape the project.
Our proposals are to:
- Extend the length of the left turn flare lane on Winterstoke Road for vehicles turning in to Ashton Vale Road;
- Optimise the phasing of the Winterstoke Road junction traffic signals by using a Microprocessor Optimised Vehicle Actuation (MOVA) system which responds to live traffic volumes by adjusting and optimising the timing of traffic signal phases to make best use of the available capacity; and
- Install a ramp to the north of the level crossing to connect pedestrians and cyclists from Ashton Vale Road to Ashton Road and the existing network of at grade and subway footpaths and cyclepaths.
We have used the results of our highway traffic modelling to produce the following videos which show the traffic impact of our scheme in the AM and PM peak hours.