11th December Update
A403 resurfacing – night closures and traffic management next week
The final surface course will be applied to St Andrews Road from Wednesday the 16th. The plan which shows the phasing is below (and download here).
On Wednesday 16th there will be a night (7pm-6am) closure between Crowley Way and Third Way. Access will be maintained to the Filling Station and Fire Station. A diversion via Avonmouth Way will be in place.
On Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Monday 21st there will be 2 way lights at night (7pm – 5am). No closures.
On Tuesday 22nd we will put down the road markings which will require a night (7pm – 5am) closure between Crowley Way and Third Way. A diversion via Avonmouth Way will be in place.
If this causes any problems, or you have any questions, please contact Highways.Traffic@bristol.gov.uk
20th November Update
Firstly,the temporary traffic lights which have caused delays over the last couple of weeks, will be removed on Sunday.
Surfacing work will start on the A403 from Crowley Way to Kings Weston Lane starting Monday 23rd November for around six weeks. The work will be on Nights between 7pm and 6am the following morning. During the day there will be two-way working. Cemex will be carrying out the work, but ETM will be providing the Traffic Management. The first two weeks of work have been planned as follows and as per this attached drawing (this is indicative).
The work is being undertaken in segments as it is a full reconstruction of the surface.
- Monday 23rd November – Inbound Crowley Way to Fire Station – Inbound Closure with traffic diverted via Third Way and Avonmouth Way. (Fire Station access to be maintained).
- Tuesday 24th November – Inbound Fire Station towards Third Way – Inbound Closure with traffic diverted via Third Way and Avonmouth Way. (Fire Station access to be maintained).
- Wednesday 25th November – Inbound continuing towards Third Way – Inbound Closure with traffic diverted via Third Way and Avonmouth Way.
- Thursday 26th November – Outbound from Crowley Way – Outbound Closure with traffic diverted via Crowley Way, Avonmouth Way and Third Way.
- Friday 27th November – Outbound Near Esso Filling Station – Outbound Closure with traffic diverted via Crowley Way, Avonmouth Way and Third Way. (Filling Station access to be maintained).
- Monday 30th November – Outbound Esso Filling Station to Third Way – Outbound Closure with traffic diverted via Crowley Way, Avonmouth Way and Third Way. (Filling Station access to be maintained).
- Tuesday 1st December – Inbound across Third Way – Inbound Lanes Closed, traffic to be under Two Way Temp Signals. Access to Third Way via Crowley Way, Avonmouth Way and then Third Way
- Wednesday 2nd December – Inbound opposite Cold Store – Two Way Temporary Signals.
- Thursday 3rd December – Outbound near Cold Store – Two Way Temporary Signals.
- Friday 4th December – Outbound beyond Cold Store – Two Way Temporary Signals.
If this causes any problems, or you have any questions, please contact Highways.Traffic@bristol.gov.uk
The schedule of work has been updated and can be found below and downloaded here.
2nd November Update
The civils will be another approximately 3 weeks on St Andrews Road (Phase 1 – see schedule below).
Phase 2 will then start in earnest (some drainage and lighting works have already been completed).
Phase 3 will start soon afterwards.
Phase 2 + 3 extend from Kings Weston Lane to Popular Way West (Cabot Park Roundabout).
The schedule has been updated and can be found below and downloaded here.
7th September Update
Works were completed on Kings Weston Lane junction last week.
Works have already begun near the Asda junction and we will be monitoring how well traffic flows through this junction. If the right turn into Asda becomes an issue and traffic begins to queue we will consider using four-way temporary signals.
As works move south we will be monitoring how easily traffic can turn right, particularly into Third Way. If necessary we will use three-way signals to manage traffic. Where possible we will accommodate a dedicated right turn lane.
An updated programme will be available week commencing 14th September.
25th August 2015 update …
Works are currently at Kings Weston lane junction but have experienced a weeks delay, due to be completed by 1st September, because of the poor condition of the kerbs which will now need replacing. At busy times there can be long delays if there are a number of vehicles attempting to turn right. Whilst we have considered banning the right turn into Kings Weston lane or introducing temporary three-way signals these would have likely compounded the issue and negatively affect businesses on Kings Weston lane.
We are monitoring the junction and are making small adjustments to the timings of the signals to manage the traffic flow. We do ask that if possible and convenient, people consider accessing Kings Weston Lane from either Poplar Way West and Merebank Road or via Long Cross.
In the following weeks the works will continue to move south. Two way traffic flow will be maintained without signals but we may have to consider limiting the number of right turn movements at peak periods.
If at any time the traffic management is causing you severe problems please do not hesitate to contact the Highways and Traffic team on 0117 9036822 or email email@example.com.
A403 Highway Reconstruction Draft Plan now available.
Please note that this is a draft plan of works … and will be subject to change. It is intended to provide indicative timing of work and associated traffic management. As work schedules become clearer, the plan will be updated.
The full schedule can be downloaded here.
The schedule until Christmas 2015 is shown below (this has since been updated – see above).
A403 Reconstruction Update … plus lighting column work begins week commencing 13th July 2015
Feedback from consultation
Bristol City Council (BCC) has received some excellent feedback … and designs are being amended accordingly. As a result BCC has decided to push the start date of phase one (St Andrews Road) to early August to ensure that these can be taken into account.
They still welcome feedback and comments on the scheme and will try to take these into account wherever possible.
Anyone who has had concerns and has made specific requests will be contacted directly to discuss the revised plans.
Revised plans will be available on the SevernNet website from week commencing 20th July.
A programme of works including the temporary traffic management will be available on week commencing the 27th July on the SevernNet website.
Phase one will be constructed whilst maintaining two way traffic flow without signals as St Andrews Road is wide.
Works will start next week (w/c 13th July 2015) to replace and upgrade lighting columns and lantern heads. This will deliver energy efficient LED white light along the A403 corridor, resulting in less energy use and greater, more controlled light.
A403 Proposed Highway Reconstruction Consultation concluded … Post Consultation Meeting Wednesday 8th July …
Major works will be taking place along the A403 commencing July 2015. A consultation about the work has just closed.
The consultation has been positively supported, with businesses attending discussion meetings on 18th and 24th June 2015. Submissions have also been made to the Highways Team at Bristol City Council. Your views have been very useful, and are enabling adjustments to the detailing of the scheme for the benefit of road users and local businesses.
There is a post-consultation meeting at St. Andrew’s House (First Floor) (St Andrew’s Rd, Bristol BS11 9DQ) on Wednesday 8th July at 13:30 to hear the results of the consultation and timing for the work. The Bristol Port Company has kindly agreed to host the meeting. You can sign up to attend here (so we have enough biscuits!) or come along on the day.
The consultation document is available here.
To find out more, come along to one of the consultation meetings (details below).
The Highways and Traffic Team can be contacted by email (firstname.lastname@example.org),or call 0117-903-6822.
SevernNet is working with Bristol City Council and S. Glos. Council to organise a number of consultation meetings; and a working group for businesses who want to get more involved in the planning.
The working group meeting will be held on Thursday 18th June 2015 (13:30) at Tesco Distribution Centre, Weston Approach Industrial Park. If you would like to attend please email Kate Royston or call 07969-569-444.
The first consultation meeting will be held on Wednesday 24th June at 13:30 at Avonmouth Community Centre. You can register here (so we have enough coffee and biscuits!) or come along on the day.
The post consultation meeting, to share the outcome of the consultation, will be held on Wednesday 8th July at 13:30 (venue to be agreed). You can register here.
Invitation to join working group
We’re putting together a small working group who will be meeting a couple of times to help inform Bristol City Council, S. Glos. Council and the Contractors of the best way to mitigate the business impacts of this work.
If you’re interested in being involved please email Kate Royston (email@example.com).
Planning the work
- The design phase is underway and is expected to be completed in June.
- From June/July civil work such as kerbs and drainage will begin. We are told that this will have minor impact on traffic.
- From autumn the major work will begin. The road will be dug out and reconstructed. The St. Andrews Road sections should be accommodated with a single lane open and controlled by lights. Narrower sections e.g. along Chittening Road are likely to be closed and diversions put in place.
Many thanks for your support.
We’d like to thank all the organisations that provided Letters of Support for the Bristol City Council / S. Glos Council bid for money from the Department for Transport (DfT) as part of their Maintenance Challenge Fund.
The funding will enable an improved highway surface and safe, user friendly cycle and walking pathways from the M48 junction at Aust through to the A4 Portway Park and Ride.
We’ve just heard that the bid has been successful. Work is expected to progress quickly, supported by consultation to understand how best to mitigate the business impacts during construction.
We’ll keep you posted. Further details on what is proposed below.
Bristol Post announcement here.
St. Andrew’s Road and A403. URGENT call for support for improvement grant
Following successful bids for Local Sustainable Transport Fund money, and the Lottery’s Coastal Communities Fund, Bristol City Council and S. Glos. Council have prepared a bid to the Department for Transport (DfT) as part of their Maintenance Challenge Fund.
They would like to thank the many businesses and organisations who provided Letters of Support following our request at the end of January 2015.
The funding will enable (if awarded) an improved highway surface and safe, user friendly cycle and walking pathways from the M48 junction at Aust through to the A4 Portway Park and Ride. This is a once in a generation chance to improve this busy road to benefit the businesses and communities that need to use it.
In summary what is proposed includes:
- An off road walking and cycling route from the Portway P&R site to Cabot Park, and from there all the way to M48 junction at Aust
- Several new crossing points for pedestrians and cyclists along St Andrews Rd, making the environment more friendly to road users and improving road safety
- New and improved bus stops to serve the recently extended 41 service
- Improvement to road safety and traffic flow along St Andrews Rd by installing two wide running lanes capable of dealing with large HGV and wide loads, replacing the narrow 4 lanes that exist, and building new ‘right turn lanes’ to keep the traffic flowing freely
- A new hard wearing road surface and general improvements to the A403 from M48 junction through to the Port end of St. Andrew’s Road. This will make the route more attractive, encourage inward investment prepare for the new M49 junction.
A decision is expected very soon. If positive, work is expected to progress quickly supported by consultation to understand how best to mitigate the business impacts during construction.We’ll keep you posted on developments and opportunities to feed into the consultation.
Your help is appreciated, together we can make Avonmouth and Severnside an even better place to be!