Temple Gate Works Update 24/08/2017

From the Temple Gate project team

Thank you for taking the time to read our third email update on the Temple Gate roadworks. We will be sending one of these updates towards the end of every month, providing the latest information about changes to the road network and some general information about the scheme.

Please feel free to pass this update on to all interested parties.

Construction updates

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

Initial site investigation works are due to be completed by next month. As well as these works, the Victoria Street traffic island has been removed, and we have begun removing part of the central traffic island on Temple Way.  We have also begun drainage works on Temple Street, and will soon be commencing works on the Friary and Cattle Market Road.

A construction siteDescription generated with very high confidence

The Temple Way traffic island being removed

New and upcoming restrictions and changes to access:

Closure of The Friary from 28 August, from its junction with the roundabout to the turning into the Temple Quay car park. This closure will be in place for five months, and will allow deep drainage works to be carried out and district heating infrastructure to be installed. Access to the Temple Quay car park shall be maintained via Temple Back East. Please note that there will be no impact to the existing access to the Temple Meads Station car park, which is via the Temple Meads approach ramp, and exit from the same will be maintained via the Friary.

Closure of Cattle Market Road from 4 September for six weeks. This is so that a BT chamber can be rebuilt and the existing traffic islands reconfigured. Pedestrian and cycle access to Cattle Market Road will be maintained and cars will still be able to access Bristol Wood Recycling Project:

Lane closures through Bath Bridge Roundabout in September. The Bath Bridge work will help create better pedestrian and cycle routes through the area, and more information about the improvements is available on the Bristol Temple Quarter website.

Closure of Temple Street for 6 weeks from 3 August for drainage works. Access to the 100 Temple Street car park, and pedestrian and step-free access to the building, will be maintained throughout, but there will be a no right turn restriction when exiting Temple Street. Some parking bays on Victoria Street have also been suspended.

Ongoing restrictions and changes to access:

Pedestrian diversions around the Brunel Mile, with some crossing facilities relocated. These are signposted on site.

Lane narrowing on Temple Way and Victoria Street narrowed to one lane when approaching and exiting the gyratory;

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.

Changes to lane restrictions on the roundabout (as far as possible 2 lanes of traffic will continue to run during peak hours).

St Philips Footbridge

A visualisation of how the footbridge might look

The St Philips Footbridge will be an additional route to and through Arena Island. It will stretch from Albert Road to the Island, providing access for pedestrians and cyclists.

The bridge has been specially designed to accommodate the height difference between the two riverbanks: its eastern end is forked, providing both a stepped access and a ramp leading to the main body of the bridge. The River Avon Path will also be upgraded as part of the works, and integrated lighting will provide a safe and attractive route after dark, while reducing light spill into the surrounding areas.

Work on the footbridge is now underway, and will mean a section of the River Avon Path (between Victor Street and Cattle Market Road) will be closed until Autumn 2018. Parking on Victor Street will also be suspended from 5 September.

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,