Approval for the scheme was given by the council’s Cabinet during its latest meeting on Tuesday 3 September.
Councillor Kye Dudd, Cabinet Member for Transport and Energy, said: “We are committed to building a well-connected Bristol that is accessible, clean and can adapt to the future needs of the city. To achieve this, streetworks that improve and maintain the infrastructure of the city are necessary.
“However we also recognise that streetworks can be frustrating for citizens so this permit clearly shows the standards we expect from contractors and gives us stronger powers to take action when conditions are not adhered to. I look forward to the implementation of this proposal.”
Streetworks permit schemes were first introduced by the Traffic Management Act 2004 as a means of improving the management of on-street utility works. The Bristol scheme will be cost neutral as the cost will be covered by revenue generated from the permits.