• Start: 26/06/17 - Finish: TBC

    Last modified: 06/11/18

Upcoming Traffic Management change

A traffic management change is currently planned for Sunday the 21st of October overnight (starting at 8pm). This is planned to be in place until the end of February 2019. The change is being put in place to enable District Heating Main works, utilities diversions and the next phase of construction for the final scheme (including footway and carriageway construction). We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and will update you if there are any confirmed changes to the current programme.

See diversion plan for pedestrians and motorists below:

Temple Quarter works new traffic management in place 21 October 2018

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Ongoing Restrictions and changes to access

Work on the Temple Gate scheme will run from 26 June 2017 until Autumn 2019. The associated construction work will result in changes to how pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicles travel through the area.

  • Clarence Road lane 2 and pedestrian crossing are closed and due to re-open in February 2019.
  • Temple Street is closed. Access to the 100 Temple Street car park will be maintained via Canynge Street, and pedestrian and step-free access to the building will be maintained as usual.
  • The traffic running around the Temple Gate roundabout has been shifted to the outside lanes (with no loss of roundabout capacity). This change is clearly marked on site.
  • The southbound bus stops outside Engine Shed (Te and Tf) have been permanently closed. All services that previously called at these stops, with the exception of the 904 Brislington Park & Ride, have been reallocated to the newly constructed southbound bus stop on Temple Gate (between Station Approach and Cattle Market Road). The 904 Brislington Park & Ride service will call at Redcliffe Way and will no longer stop on Temple Gate.
  • The Friary, from its junction with the roundabout to the turning into the Temple Quay car park, will remain closed for the duration of the works programme. This will allow deep drainage works to be carried out and heat networks 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.
  • Pedestrian diversions around the works site, with some crossing facilities relocated. These are signposted on site.
  • Lane narrowing continues on Temple Way, Bath Road, Bath Bridges and Temple Gate.
  • 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.

Cycle restrictions

Due to the reduced road space available during the works, all cycle lanes through the area have been closed. In order to ensure cyclist safety, signs have been erected warning drivers not to overtake cyclists through the works. 

Staying informed

Network Rail disruption from 27 October

Network Rail is working 24/7 to install two new lines at Filton Bank. Buses will be replacing trains between Bristol Parkway and Temple Meads, and on the Severn Beach Line, until Sunday 17 November.

You can check whether your rail journey is affected at www.networkrail.co.uk or https://www.gwr.com/travel-updates with further information on the rail upgrades at www.networkrail.co.uk/bristol-upgrades.

In addition to disruption for rail passengers, we expect Bristol’s wider traffic network to be busier than usual. Bristol City Council will be working hard to manage the impact over the next three weeks. This includes ensuring that there are no planned roadworks on bus rail replacement routes.

We expect Bristol’s travel network to be especially busy on the below dates due to events happening in the city:

  • 27-Oct – Ashton Gate match (Bristol City v Stoke City)
  • 02-Nov – Ashton Gate match (Bristol Bears v Gloucester City)
  • 10-Nov – Ashton Gate match ( Bristol City v Preston North End)
  • 11-Nov – Remembrance Day Parade and Service (including no trains between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads until 1pm on this date)
  • 18-Nov – Ashton Gate match (Bristol Bears v Exeter Chiefs)

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