Road improvements near to busy Bristol airport
PUBLISHED: 17:21 17 February 2015 | UPDATED: 17:21 17 February 2015
MAJOR works to improve the roads near Bristol Airport are due to start next week.
The £1.1million project is being funded by the airport as part of a planning agreement with North Somerset Council.
Traffic lights will be installed at the Downside Road junction with the A38, with a banned right turn into Downside Road.
A dedicated left turn will be introduced into Downside on the north approach from the A38. The footbridge over the A38 will also be removed as the traffic lights will include a pedestrian phase, allowing them to cross.
The airport entrance roundabout will be made bigger and all approaches and exits will be widened to make it safer.
Resurfacing of a section of the highway verge in Winters Lane will also take place to create a layby at an area used by plane enthusiasts.
The work will start on Monday and take about three months to complete.
To minimise disruption, it will be carried out at night between 8pm-4am from Monday to Friday.
The removal of the footbridge will mean the A38 will be closed on March 20-21 and diversions will be in place.
Passengers are being advised to allow extra travel time during the work.
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