Work on the Temple Gate scheme started on 26 June 2017 and is due to finish by Autumn 2019. 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 and upcoming restrictions and changes to access (most recent updates first)

A new road layout will be in place around the Temple Gate works from the morning of Tuesday 23 April.

Overnight closures at Temple Gate – 17 and 22 April

On Wednesday 17 and Monday 22 April there will be road closures around Temple Gate while the construction works move to their next phase. The closures will be in operation for the below roads between 7pm and 6am:

  • Temple Gate southbound will be reduced to a single lane and provide left in/left out access to Temple Meads station ramp.
  • Temple Gate northbound will have a full closure from Bath Bridges roundabout to the junction with Temple Way.
  • Victoria Street, north and southbound will be closed from the Temple Gate junction to Counterslip junction (Counterslip itself will remain open with access maintained for local businesses and taxi turning area in front of Novatel will be provided).
  • Redcliffe Way both east and westbound will be closed from the Temple Gate junction to the junction with Redcliffe Roundabout.

Diversions will be marked on site but, where possible, those planning a journey through the area are advised to consider alternative routes.

The new road layout through the Temple Gate works will be in place from Tuesday 23 April with vehicles travelling through the simplified pattern and signal-controlled junctions of the final scheme. Traffic will be directed as shown below.

Pedestrians and cyclists are still directed around the outside of the works boundary while the new segregated cycle paths and footways are built. The new paths are scheduled to open in summer providing a direct route to Temple Meads station and a single-stage crossing from the Brunel Mile.

Temple Gate road layout from Tuesday 23 April

Temple Gate road layout from Tuesday 23 April

    • Temple Gate centre reservation stone wall construction is ongoing.
    • Temple Gate and Redcliffe Way deep drainage ongoing.
    • Redcliffe Mead Lane footway construction ongoing.
    • Plot 6/Brunel Mile pedestrian crossing has been closed to construct a new section of road. This is due to reopen in summer 2019.
    • Temple Street is closed. 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 southbound bus stops outside Engine Shed (Te and Tf) have been permanently closed. All services that previously called at these stops, with the exception of the 904 Brislington Park & Ride, have been reallocated to the newly constructed southbound bus stop on Temple Gate (between Station Approach and Cattle Market Road). The 904 Brislington Park & Ride service will call at Redcliffe Way and will no longer stop on Temple Gate.
    • The Friary, from its junction with the roundabout to the turning into the Temple Quay car park, will remain closed for the duration of the works programme. 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.
    • Pedestrian diversions around the works site, with some crossing facilities relocated. These are signposted on site.
    • Lane narrowing continues on Temple Way, Bath Road, Bath Bridges and Temple Gate.
    • No vehicular access to the land between the Grosvenor Hotel and George & Railway buildings.
    • Closure of all cycle lanes through the area due to the reduced road space available during the works.

Traffic diversion routes will be clearly signposted in both directions for the duration of the works.

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 templequarter@bristol.gov.uk in the first instance.