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Transport and Infrastructure Schemes

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.   
This 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  £5.4m project with £4.6m from the LGF
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.

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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 £4.1m project with £2.101m from LGF 
Project completion update

The £4.1m 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.
The project completed at the end of June 2018.

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.

Weston-super-Mare Transport Enhancement Scheme £4.45m project with £1.5m from LGF
Improvements to public transport and cycling provision including the creation of a bus interchange.

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.

Colston Hall Phase 2 Transformation £48.76m project with £5m from LGF
A project which would transform existing facilities, into a modern, sustainable, music and learning centre, allowing the hall to become a world-class entertainment venue of national significance.

West Wick Roundabout and North South Link £11.215m project with £11.313m funded from EDF
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.

Bath Quays South (Phase 1a) a project with £6.245m funded from LGF
Local enabling infrastructure works on the Bath Quays South site, comprising of demolition, remediation, floodwall/embankment works, public realm and landscaping. The project aims to bring this key strategic site back into use and deliver much needed high quality commercial business space in Bath.

Bath Quays North (Phase 1b) £1.809m project funded from LGF
This project involves the relocation of the Bath Riverside coach park, situated in the Quays North development site, to the Odd Down Park & Ride facility. This enabling work will remove fundamental viability barriers which would otherwise prevent delivery of this significant new Central Business District.

Bromley Heath Viaduct Maintenance and Improvement Programme a £10.3m project with £2.8m funded from LGF
The scheme is to carry out major maintenance and refurbishment works on the Bromley Heath Viaduct on the A4174 to enable it to carry traffic for the next 40 years without the need for further major disruptive maintenance.  The project will also enhance the cycling and walking provision by replacing the current narrow unprotected path with a new wide protected cycle and footway separated from traffic.

Weston-super-Mare Sustainable Travel Improvements a £2.225m project with £1.750m funded from LGF
Improvement to transport links within and to Weston-Super-Mare town centre, focussing on improving walking and cycling links and giving greater priority to public transport.

A39/A368 Marksbury Junction Improvements a £890k project with £700k funded from LGF
Junction improvement scheme at A39/A368 Bences Garage junction in Marksbury, to alleviate the severe congestion during peak hours and to support growth in Somer Valley and Keynsham, as well as growth in Bath and outside of the BaNES boundaries to the South and West (Somerset/North Somerset).

 

 

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