Road changes at Temple Meads and Temple Gate

The Head of Strategic City Transport, Bristol City Council, has contacted TRESA about planned changes around Temple Meads station.

“I am writing to inform you that the Temple Gate infrastructure project, a key part of the regeneration of the Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, will soon begin. This will see the remodelling of the Temple Circus roundabout, and will improve walking and cycling routes around Temple Meads station. It will deliver:

  • A more direct road layout by removing the Temple Circus roundabout and replacing it with a simplified junction;
  • High quality pedestrian and cycle routes and a new single stage crossing from Brunel Mile to the station;
  • New bus stops and shelters with improved information and facilities for passengers;
  • Bus priority lanes to improve bus journey times and reliability into and around the city;
  • Space freed up for regeneration and renewal.

These works are due to start on Monday 26 June 2017 and we expect them to be completed by Autumn 2018. We are aiming as far as possible to keep two lanes of traffic open in each direction on Temple Gate during peak hours whilst the works take place.

The initial phase of the works will last approximately four weeks and will primarily be restricted to site investigations across various locations within the scheme area. The main works will follow in late July 2017.

Our contractor for the project, Eurovia, will keep local residents and businesses informed of any anticipated road closures during the project. We would also encourage you to use Travelwest ( and for up-to-date information about these.

More information about the project that these works are part of is available Please see attached for a plan illustrating the final scheme.

As the work gets underway, we will also start sending out a monthly newsletter specifically about the construction works, including the latest updates on the project’s progress and information about changes to the highway network. You will be automatically included on this mailing list; if you would rather not receive this, please let us know by replying to this email.

For any queries about the scheme, please contact For any on-site queries (e.g. if you are having difficulty accessing your property) or in case of emergencies, please contact 07894788084 or

We would also encourage you to sign up to the Temple Quarter mailing list (through the footer of the website), and follow @btqez or @Eurovia_CS on Twitter.

Please pass this information on to those in your networks that may be affected by the scheme.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience whilst we improve our city.”

Adam Crowther, 

Head of Strategic City Transport, Bristol City Council