Work on the Temple Gate scheme started on 26 June 2017 and is due to finish by Autumn 2018. The associated construction work will result in changes to how pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicles travel through the area.

This page will list the most up-to-date information about any restrictions or changes to the highway, cycle paths and pedestrian routes.

We would also encourage you to use Travelwest (travelwest.info/travelupdates) and roadworks.org for up-to-date information about routes through the area.

Current works

The construction of the Temple Way traffic island has been completed and drainage works on Victoria Street are still underway. Clearance of the Friary is ongoing, and works have begun on the footpath where the Friary meets Temple Gate. Work has also begun on the construction of a new bus stop outside Eurovia’s site compound on Temple Gate. This work has resulted in some changes to bus services and the continued closure of Cattle Market Road; details of these are below.

Current and upcoming restrictions and changes to access

  • From 10pm on Sunday 22 October for 13 weeks, the southbound bus stop (Tg) on Temple Gate, located between Station Approach and Cattle Market Road, will be shut for construction of a new and improved bus stop. The nearest bus stops for the affected services are shown on the map below. Please note that the 904 Brislington Park and Ride service will no longer stop outside Engine Shed (Te).
    Bus stops map
  • A small section of the footpath between Station Approach and Cattle Market Road will also be closed during the bus stop construction works. A lane of the highway will be closed to enable a short pedestrian diversion. Two lanes for traffic will be open in each direction throughout Temple Gate.
  • Cattle Market Road will remain closed for a further 13 weeks to enable the construction of the new bus stop on Temple Gate. Cattle Market Road had originally been scheduled to re-open during these works, but changes to the bus stop design have meant that the road needs to remain closed:Cattle Market Road closure
  • From 23 October for 4 months, part of the footpath around the edge of the Temple Circus Gyratory where the Friary meets Temple Gate will be closed to enable carriageway widening works. Pedestrians will be diverted around the site and, from 20 November, the pedestrian crossing from Portwall Lane East across Temple Gate will be closed. This closure will last 4 months. Pedestrian diversions will be clearly signposted.
  • From 16 October for 4 weeks, there will be lane closures around the Bath Road traffic island and some pedestrian crossings will be closed. Pedestrian diversions will be signposted. Diagram of Bath Bridge lane closure
  • Closure of The Friary from 28 August, from its junction with the roundabout to the turning into the Temple Quay car park. This closure will be in place for five months, and will allow deep drainage works to be carried out and district heating infrastructure to be installed. Access to the Temple Quay car park shall be maintained via Temple Back East. Please note that there will be no impact to the existing access to the Temple Meads Station car park, which is via the Temple Meads approach ramp, and exit from the same will be maintained via the Friary.
    Friary closures
  • Closure of Temple Street for 10 weeks from 25 September. Access to the 100 Temple Street car park will be maintained via Canynge Street, and pedestrian and step-free access to the building will be maintained as usual. The parking bays on Victoria Street remain suspended.
  • Pedestrian diversions around the Brunel Mile, with some crossing facilities relocated. These are signposted on site.
  • Lane narrowing on Temple Way and Victoria Street narrowed to one lane when approaching and exiting the gyratory;
  • No vehicular access to the land between the Grosvenor Hotel and George & Railway buildings;
  • Closure of the south side of the Temple Circus roundabout to simplify traffic movements during the works. Traffic from the north will no longer be able to turn right into Victoria St from Temple Way and traffic exiting from the Friary will no longer be able to turn right onto Temple Way or straight on to Victoria Street:Temple Gate Roundabout closures
  • Changes to lane restrictions on the roundabout (as far as possible 2 lanes of traffic will continue to run during peak hours).

Traffic diversion routes will be clearly signposted in both directions for the duration of the works. Some of the key pedestrian and highway versions can be viewed as PDF diagrams (2MB).

Cycle restrictions
Due to the reduced road space available during the works, all cycle lanes through the area have been closed. In order to ensure cyclist safety, signs have been erected warning drivers not to overtake cyclists through the works.

Contact details
Please contact btqez@bristol.gov.uk in the first instance.