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£45m link road scheme - planning documents reveal details

14:00 29 July 2013

The proposed route for the new link road

The proposed route for the new link road


DETAILED proposals for the £45million South Bristol Link Road have been revealed in a planning application for the scheme.

Swathes of documents have been submitted to North Somerset and Bristol City councils for the project, which it is hoped will take heavy commuter traffic away from villages including Backwell and Barrow Gurney.

The application describes in great detail the proposals for the 4.5km route which will run from the A370 at Long Ashton to the A38 and Hengrove Park.

The submission of the plans is one of the many steps in the process which need to be completed before construction work can begin.

It is expected to take two years to complete, with a target date of late 2016.

North Somerset Council’s executive member for highways, Elfan Ap Rees, said: “As with all projects like this there are a number of hurdles to overcome 
and the application is obviously one of those.

“For the North Somerset section we have had hardly any opposition from North Somerset residents.

“The objections are more likely to come from people in Bristol where there are various pressure groups.

“For North Somerset it will be a real benefit because it will take traffic away from short cut routes such as Brockley Combe and Barrow Gurney.

“It will provide us with an alternative heavy goods vehicle connection around Bristol to the A38.

“It also makes for a much easier connection from the M5 and other areas to Bristol Airport which is a major economic earner for North Somerset.”

As part of the proposals in North Somerset, a new roundabout junction would be created on the A370 near Long Ashton, with a dedicated left-turn, southbound lane to improve traffic flow through the roundabout.

There will also be a signal controlled junction at Brookgate to provide access to Ashton Vale.

The plans also include new, dedicated bus lanes with the aim of providing a fast and efficient public transport link between North Somerset and South Bristol, the city centre and employment areas to the north of Bristol.

Anyone wishing to submit a comment on the plans to North Somerset Council has until August 21 to do so.


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