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 completion update
This project was successful in securing grant funding of £4m through Government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund programme. Further LGF funding of £17m has been allocated to the programme for the period 2016/17-2020/21.
The project was implemented by the four West of England local authorities and completed works in May 2016.
Sustainable Transport Package 16/17 £4.6m project with £3.8m 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.
Sustainable Transport Package 17/18
The programme focusses on improving walking and cycling links, giving greater priority to public transport and creating high quality public spaces that will encourage retail and tourism activity. It also aims to alleviate local pinch points that exist on the transport network.
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).
Aztec West Roundabout £4.5m project with £1m from LGF
The £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.
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 £2.5m project with £2.478m 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.
Portway £2.63m project with £533k from LGF
Provision of a new un-manned single platform rail station adjacent the existing Portway Park and ride site on the Severn Beach Line.
Bath Quays Bridge £4.1m project with £970k 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.
Cattle Market Road Demoltion Works £2.84m project with £875k from LGF
Demolition of the former Post Office Sorting Depot building to clear the site and prepare it for development and increase its market attractiveness.