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New MetroBus roadworks to start in New Year

By bristol247, Tuesday Nov 29, 2016

It’s been causing traffic chaos across the city for months now and the next phase of MetroBus construction in South Bristol is set will begin.

Work will start in the Hartcliffe Way and Parson Street area in January 2017 and work is expected to be finished by autumn 2017.

The plans for Parson Street and Hartcliffe Way are part of the North Fringe to Hengrove route which was approved by Bristol City Council in 2014.

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Work includes:

  • Widening Hartcliffe Way to construct a new bus lane. These works will require a temporary one-way restriction on Hartcliffe Way for approximately 10 months
  • Widening Hartcliffe Way and Parson Street (A4174 section), including setting back of part of a retaining wall at Parson Street, to extend the two-lane merge from Bedminster Road and improve southbound traffic flows. These works will result in a reduction in the width of the pavement outside 48 to 66 Parson Street of between 30cm and 100cm
  • Remodelling and improving traffic flows at the junction of Parson Street and Hartcliffe Way, with new traffic signals and the removal of the right turn from Hartcliffe Way into Parson Street

Meanwhile, work will also begin this January in Bedminster to the junction of Sheene Road, East Street and West Street.

The work will focus on improving traffic flows in the area and new pedestrian islands and crossings will be installed. The footway will also be widened outside the Albert Lounge and on the section of East Street opposite St John’s Street (next to the Diamond Street car park). 

While the work takes place a temporarily traffic ban will be in place from Cannon Street/East Street onto the Sheene Road junction for approximately 12 weeks.

This weekend Winterstoke Road in South Bristol will be closed from 8pm Saturday 3 December to 8pm Sunday 4 December for the construction of a new MetroBus bridge. 


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