Transport and Infrastructure Schemes
Sustainable Transport Programme
This programme consists of a package of transport measures, including new and improved routes and facilities for walking and cycling, public transport improvements such as dedicated bus lanes and priority measures, and other sustainable transport initiatives focused on Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone and five Enterprise Areas.
Sustainable Transport Package 15/16 £9.5m project with £2.9m from the LGF
Project description Project completion update
This project was successful in securing grant funding of £4m through Governement’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund programme. Further LGF funding of £17m has been allocated to the programme for the period 2016/17-20/21.
The project was implemented by the four West of England local authorities and completed works in May 2016.
Sustainable Transport Package 16/17 £4.4m project with £3,6m from the LGF
The schemes included in the 16/17 proposal will strengthen transport links to Enterprise and Growth Areas, ensure better connectivity with New and Priority Neighbourhoods and create local jobs, keeping our city moving and our economy growing.
MetroWest Phase 1 & MetroWest Phase 2 £53.4m of LGF funding for implementing Phase 1 £3.2m for the development costs for Phase 2 MetroWest will deliver half hourly cross-Bristol rail services, including reopening the Portishead and Henbury rail lines linking up major growth areas at Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone and the Enterprise Areas. MetroWest will play an important part in bringing these major employment centres closer to skilled workforce catchment and also link in with the electrification of the Great Western Mainline between London and Paddington and Bristol (via Parkway and Bath Spa).
Local Pinch Point Schemes
Delivery of 3 schemes which will address congestion hotspots and provide new and improved access to key economic sites. (Aztec West roundabout, West Wick roundabout, Weston-super-Mare and Crow Lane roundabout on A4018 (near Cribbs Patchway new neighbourhood).
Aztec West Roundabout £4.5m project with £1m from LGF
The proposed £4.5m improvement involves the widening of the A38 approach to the Aztec West roundabout from the North (from Junction 16), and the construction of associated pedestrian and cyclist crossing facilities across the A38 north and Aztec West arms of the junction.
Bath Quays Bridge £4.1m project with £425k from LGF
A new pedestrian and cycle footbridge between the north and south banks of the River Avon spanning the Quays.This infrastructure will facilitate access to the Quays, linking the residential areas in the south to key new employment sites, as well as delineating this area as a central business location.
West Wick Roundabout and North South Link £11.215m project with £1,783m from LGF
The North South Link (NSL) is a highway link with cycle and footpath facilities through Parklands Village which forms part of the Junction 21 Enterprise Area. This highway link will provide the first two phases of the main access route through the site, which when completed will connect the A371 at Locking to the West Wick Roundabout on the A370. Improvements to West Wick Roundabout, to increase capacity through reconfiguration and partial signalisation, will also be made in conjunction with provision of the NSL.
Town Square, Weston-super-Mare £2.1m project with £2.05m from LGF
Upgrade and re-design of the Town Square area to create a quality public space as an integral part of the wider vision for the Weston-super-Mare town centre’s regeneration.