An important new part of South Gloucestershire’s transport infrastructure opens today (Monday 6th December).
The new road, named ‘Hayes Way’, runs from the A38 near the Royal Mail depot in Patchway to the Mall at Cribbs Causeway.
Cribbs Causeway is often congested during the Christmas period and it is expected this additional link to the shopping centre will help the flow of traffic.
The new road is dual carriageway and runs around the edge of the new Charlton Hayes development for approximately one mile. The road has been built over the past ten months by Bovis Homes as part of planning permission from South Gloucestershire Council for the new Charlton Hayes housing development.
Brian Allinson, executive member for planning, transportation and strategic environment, said: “The new road is an important part of South Gloucestershire’s infrastructure and will provide an alternative route between the shopping and leisure facilities at Cribbs Causeway and the housing and employment centres at Filton. The road is being opened at a crucial time for Cribbs Causeway, the traffic can get congested at this time of year and this is all part of the council’s efforts to ensure the roads are as clear as possible for Christmas.”
Dave Farley, project director for Bovis Homes, said: “We aimed to make sure Hayes Way was built and ready in accordance with the programme set out in our agreement with South Gloucestershire Council. This meant getting the road open before any significant numbers of houses are occupied on the new development and before Christmas in order to assist with the traffic heading into and out of Cribbs Causeway.”
Jon Edwards, commercial director of The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, said: “The new road will provide another important link to the A38 and J16 of the M5 and will ease pressure on J17. We’ve worked very hard with all our stakeholders to ensure easy access to Cribbs Causeway and are very pleased that the road is opening as we approach the peak period of Christmas.”
Source: South Gloucestershire Council