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Highways Update Spring 2024

South Gloucestershire Council - 18th March 2024

Welcome to your Highways Update

You can find information about all roadworks taking place in South Gloucestershire on the website.

Getting About in Yate

Car and cyclist use Rodford Way in Yate

We want to know how people currently travel around Yate for local journeys such as going to the shops or getting to school.

We also want to know where there are barriers stopping people from getting around so together, we can prioritise the right improvements in the right places.  

Take part in our Yate travel survey online. Our survey closes on Wednesday 10 April.

New A38 Filton junction

A new traffic light controlled junction is being built to serve Brabazon, the new housing development on the former Filton Airfield.

Work on the A38/Bollingbroke Way junction is expected to start after the Easter holiday and will take up to six months.

The new junction will have a filter lane for northbound traffic, cycle lanes, improved footways and new street lighting and signs.

The work is being carried out by YTL and will include A38 lane closures and speed restrictions.

Driver fined for dropping litter

Littering was a costly mistake for one driver. The driver was caught on a dashcam throwing rubbish out the window and was fined £75.

New bus service

We are continuing to work with National Highways to help communities affected by the closure of the A432 Badminton Road overbridge.

The Y6 Bristol to Chipping Sodbury bus service, operated by First Bus, will be re-routed and will now serve the St Saviour’s Church area of Coalpit Heath on every journey, diverting from its current route via Beesmoor Road, Heather Avenue, Park Lane and Bridge Way. This will provide a regular service to this area while the A432/M4 overbridge remains closed.

This is an alternative solution as the temporary Yate Park & Ride shuttle bus service will stop running on Friday 5 April.

For more information on the First Bus Y6 route changes, visit the First Bus website page.

You can also pre-book the WESTlink on demand bus service by phoning 0117 457 8561 or via the app. Download the app.

Hanham High Street improvements

Work to improve Hanham High Street is continuing.

Work on Hanham High Street is progressing well. A new informal crossing point, tactile paving and new bollards have been successfully installed outside the Co-op. The next phase of work is now underway on Laburnum Road.

This will include:

  • resurfacing the corner of Laburnum Road
  • installing a new informal crossing point and tactile paving near the car park
  • improvements to the outside area of the toilet block, including a new disabled ramp

Three-way traffic lights may be in place in this location on some days between 9am and 4pm while the work is carried out.

This phase of work is due to complete by the end of the month. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

To find out more, visit the Hanham High Street improvements website page.

Residents praise drainage scheme

Residents living near Perrinpit Road in Frampton Cotterell have said work to clear the drains has had a "massive impact". They said although the road still floods during heavy rain as water runs off fields, it now quickly drains away.

Finishing touches to new crossing

Work at Coniston Road, Patchway, to fill in the underpass will finish in April.

4,000 bulbs and 200 square metres of wildflowers are being planted as part of the work to replace Coniston Road underpass in Patchway with a new pedestrian and cycle crossing.

The finishing touches are being put to the scheme which aims to improve safety for people by replacing the out-of-date underpass.

The underpass has been filled in and a parallel crossing, surrounded by flowers and greenery, has been installed at the same location.

Part of Coniston Road, Patchway remains closed while the work is carried out. To access shops, businesses or services please use Blakeney Road if approaching from the west or Elmore Road when coming from the east.

The diversion is along Coniston Road, Highwood Road, Hayes Way, A38 and Coniston Road.

The work is due to be completed and the road re-opened by mid-April.

Completion of Pucklechurch shared-use path

Temporary traffic lights will be in place when the shared-use path on the Shortwood Road, Pucklechurch, is completed.

Work to complete the shared-use path linking Pucklechurch village with the existing cycle path on Shortwood Hill will take place in April.

Work is expected to begin on Monday 15 April and could last for up to three months. Traffic lights will be in place for 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This will link the village of Pucklechurch to the A4174 Avon Ring Road and beyond for pedestrians, cyclists and horse-riders.

We apologise for any disruption and thank you for your patience.

New speed tables in Frenchay

A recent traffic survey has found the new speed tables along Beckspool Road in Frenchay have reduced drivers' speed by up to 10 mph in some cases. The new measures were put in place in October.

Great Stoke Way overnight closures

The pedestrian and cycle bridge over the Great Stoke Way is in need of repair.

Repairs are to be carried out to the Mulgrove cycle and pedestrian bridge over the Great Stoke Way.

The works, which are scheduled to begin in the next couple of months, will repair the stairs and parapet and enhance the paintwork could take up to three months.

To keep the crews safe, some overnight closure of the northern end of Great Stoke Way, between Hunts Ground Road roundabout and Winterbourne Road roundabout, will be needed.

The road closure will be between 7pm and 7am, but it is not expected to be needed for the duration. Signs will be put in place to give advance warning of road closures.

The alternative route is B4057, A38, A4174, Stoke Gifford Bypass and vice versa.

The exact start date is to be confirmed.

Grants given to brighten up High Streets

More than £32,000 has been given to sustainable planting projects being run by community organisations.

A total of 12 projects will use the money to ‘Green the High Street’ in a way that responds to the changing climate, increases biodiversity and creates spaces for everyone to enjoy.

Successful applicants include community-led projects with plans to install planters instead of hanging baskets, proposals to nurture climate-resilient plants, planting more trees and creating nature havens for wildlife and pollinating insects.

The project was funded by the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Children's gritter competition

Gritters preparing the salt to make South Gloucestershire's roads safer.

How much salt did our gritters use over the winter season?

Our fleet of nine gritters have been busy using salt, which comes from the Irish Salt Mining Company by boat to reduce our carbon footprint.

There are 10 £25 book tokens up for grabs if you can guess how much salt has been used in this winter’s sub-zero temperatures.

You must be aged under 16 and a resident of South Gloucestershire to enter. Enter before Sunday 14 April on our gritter competition website page.

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