There will be four months of roadworks at a busy road junction in South Bristol as part of a major development scheme. Bristol City Council is undertaking work to replace traffic signals at a busy junction in Bedminster.
As a result there will be temporary traffic lights in place at the junction of Sheene Road, Malago Road, and St John’s Lane. The work, which started on Tuesday, January 3, is expected to take 16 weeks to complete and is part of the Bedminster Green regeneration project.
Bedminster Green is situated between East Street and Windmill Hill and comprises five sites, which could see more than 2,000 new homes built in the next few years. It has been divided into five ‘plots’ by developers, each of which has put forward big plans for large developments – some up to 16 storeys high.
The Sheene Road junction is on the Clean Air Zone diversion route, which can also be joined at either West Street or North Street for those trying to avoid the intersection and having to pay to enter the CAZ.
A spokesperson for Bristol City Council said: “New traffic signals will be installed at the junction, and the old traffic lights are being decommissioned during the works in January. The existing equipment had reached the end of its life and needs to be replaced.
“As part of the works, we are also taking the opportunity to install two new pedestrian crossings at the junction in addition to the existing two pedestrian crossings.
“Up to this point, we have completed the maximum amount of work possible using the old traffic lights; however, from January, we will need to switch to temporary traffic lights during the construction work to allow our contractor to reach all areas of the junction. From January, these works will cause considerable disruption and delays, for which we are sorry.
“We ask residents to bear with us while we complete these works to support the delivery of the much-needed new junction that will benefit all road users.”