Temple Gate roadworks

The Temple Gate project team  have issued the following update on the Temple Gate roadworks.

Construction updates

Work on the Temple Gate scheme started on 26 June 2017 and is due to finish by Autumn 2018.

Traffic management in place on the roundabout

The bulk of the activity at the moment is site investigation works, including slot trenches for geotechnical information, borehole drilling and carriageway core sampling. In the coming weeks, we will start the removal of the Temple Circus roundabout, and will be removing the traffic island on Victoria Street which will require some lane closures on Victoria St at times.

Site investigation work getting underway

The site offices and works compound have been set up to the side of Station Approach, in front of Temple Studios.

Restrictions and changes to access are:

  • Lane narrowing on Temple Way;
  • Lane narrowing on Victoria Street;
  • From 10 July 2017, no vehicular access to the land between the Grosvenor Hotel and George & Railway buildings;
  • Closure of all cycle lanes through the area due to the reduced road space available during the works;
  • Closure of the south side of the Temple Circus roundabout to simplify traffic movements during the works. Traffic from the north will no longer be able to turn right into Victoria St from Temple Way and traffic exiting from the Friary will no longer be able to turn right onto Temple Way or straight on to Victoria Street:

  • Temporary closure of Cattle Market Road commencing in August to allow work on the junction with Bath Bridges;
  • Occasional night time work and lane closures during July and August to remove lighting masts;
  • Changes to lane restrictions on the roundabout (as far as possible 2 lanes of traffic will continue to run during peak hours);
  • Works to commence on Bath Bridges in August. To facilitate the works, some lane closures will be required.

Our contractor: Eurovia

Eurovia bring nearly 40 years of civil engineering experience to the Temple Gate project. Working on complex projects across the UK, they are experts at delivering highways and infrastructure schemes, from urban public realm improvements to major carriageway construction and structures maintenance. Recent completed projects include the first phase of the regeneration of Hull city centre.

What are the scheme’s benefits?

We appreciate that these works will cause some disruption, and greatly appreciate your patience while they are underway. This patience will be worthwhile, as the scheme will bring many benefits once completed:

•       A more direct route for traffic with fewer traffic lights and improved journey times;

•       Better, safer paths for pedestrians and cyclists;

•       Animating the area by creating space for new buildings and public spaces;

•       Better public transport links, including with new and upgraded stops, better signage and a new MetroBus stop;

•       Operational benefits such as reduced journey times and increased capacity for buses.

Staying informed

•       For full scheme information, visit www.bristoltemplequarter.com/gate

•       Plan your journey using www.travelwest.info and www.roadworks.org

•       If you have a query, please contact btqez@bristol.gov.uk in the first instance

•       In emergencies, please contact 07894788084 or templecircus@eurovia.co.uk

Best regards,

Temple Gate project team