Posts Tagged ‘Avon Ring Road’

Weekend closure of A4174 Ring Road to remove contraflow on Bromley Heath Viaduct

Posted on Friday 20th April 2018 at 4:52 pm by SH (Editor)

Aerial view of repair work being carried out at the Bromley Heath Viaduct.

The contraflow on the Bromley Heath Viaduct will be removed over the weekend beginning Friday 27th April.

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) says that in order to carry out this work safely, it is necessary to undertake a full closure of a section of the A4174 Ring Road in both directions from the Wick Wick roundabout to the Hambrook traffic lights.

The closure will take effect from 8pm on Friday 27th April and will remain in place until 6am on Monday 30th April, when both carriageways over the viaduct will reopen.

Diversion routes will be signed and details of these will also be added to the Bromley Heath Viaduct webpage.

All traffic signal movements on the A4174 will be reverted to their original settings from before the viaduct work started and all Ring Road lane movements will be reinstated over the course of the weekend. This includes the 2+ lanes and all lane changes at the Hambrook lights.

Cllr Colin Hunt, SGC Cabinet member for transport, said:

“We’re pleased that this major engineering project is coming to an end and that the viaduct has been made fit for the future and now features a greatly improved shared footpath for cyclists and pedestrians.”

“To safely remove the contraflow we need to fully close the ring road over the weekend of 27 April and we apologise for any inconvenience caused during this closure. Whilst this section of the A4174 ring road is closed to traffic, we will also be taking the opportunity to carry out some additional maintenance work in the area, including work to the northern viaduct, drainage works, and resurfacing.”

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank residents and businesses for their patience and cooperation throughout this essential maintenance and improvement work.”

See also: Bromley Heath Viaduct page on Facebook


Overnight road closures at M32 junction 1 and Coldharbour Lane

Posted on Thursday 8th September 2011 at 8:44 am by SH (Editor)

A number of overnight road closures have been scheduled for the M32 junction 1 and Coldharbour Lane during September.

The closures take place between 8pm and 6am and form part of work to increase road capacity and improve traffic flow prior to completion of the showcase bus corridor scheme in Spring 2012.

On the M32 junction 1, the northbound slip road from the ring road onto junction 1 of the M32 will be closed on 8th, 9th, 10th, 22nd, 23rd and 24th September for resurfacing works. Temporary diversion routes will be clearly signed.

Coldharbour Lane will also be closed on 5th, 6th and 7th September for resurfacing works, again with clear temporary diversions. On 19th, 20th and 21st September there will be lane closures at Coldharbour Lane but the road will still be accessible to traffic.

Read on for full details of the diversions that will be in force »


Traffic lights switched on to ease congestion and improve safety

Posted on Friday 25th February 2011 at 9:11 pm by SH (Editor)

A scheme to relieve congestion and improve road safety at the Marsham Way roundabout on the Avon Ring Road (near the Longwell Green Asda) is now fully operational.

New traffic lights which control three arms of this busy junction have been switched on and are helping to ease congestion at peak times, along with extra lanes.

Councillor Brian Allinson, South Gloucestershire Council’s executive member for planning, transportation and the strategic environment, said: “We are committed to working hard to keep traffic moving smoothly at this ring road junction, which has seen an unprecedented amount of new development in recent years.”


Source: South Gloucestershire Council


Work to start on Winterbourne speed reduction scheme

Posted on Thursday 21st October 2010 at 8:21 am by SH (Editor)

Work is due to start the week commencing Monday 25th October on a scheme designed to slow traffic speeds in the narrow country lanes around Moorend and Bury Hill in Winterbourne.

Residents of this semi-rural area have raised concerns for a number of years about the speed and volume of traffic using these narrow rural lanes to avoid traffic congestion at the Hambrook crossroads on the A4174 Avon Ring Road.

Consultation was carried out earlier this year on proposals to introduce reduced speed limits and horse warning signs. Responses to the consultation were supportive and the scheme is now going ahead.


Source: South Gloucestershire Council