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)

Work to install anti-skid surfacing at Temple Gate will begin on Monday 30 September.

The High Friction Surfacing (HFS) will be installed under a series of night closures (8pm-6am), Monday to Friday. Diversion routes will be marked on site.

UPDATED: Due to bad weather the HFS works have been extended and will now finish on Friday 18 October.

Please see updated details of closures below:

Monday 14 October

Anti-skid works CANCELLED due to forecast wet weather. Temple Gate/Temple Way, Redcliffe Way and Victoria Street will be OPEN.

Due to cancellation of Monday’s works the planned closures for the rest of week may change. We will update this page and @TempleQuarter as soon as we can.

Tuesday 15 October

Temple Gate/Temple Way closed in both directions between Temple Back East and Redcliffe Way.

Victoria Street closed in both directions between the junctions of Temple Gate and Mitchell Lane.

Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 October

Temple Gate/Temple Way northbound between York Road and Temple Back East.

Redcliffe Way closed in both directions between Redcliffe roundabout and Temple Gate.

Victoria Street closed in both directions between the junctions of Temple Gate and Mitchell Lane.

Friday 18 October

Lower Approach Road closed.

Single lane running on Temple Way/Temple Gate southbound.

Any changes to the above programme due to bad weather will be published on this page and on Twitter, @TempleQuarter.

Bus diversions can be found on www.Travelwest.info/TempleMeads.

Pedestrian routes will be maintained throughout the above closures with marshals managing crossings and directing those walking where any diversion is necessary.

Additional updates:

  • From Friday 27 September, the temporary crossing currently positioned midway along Redcliffe Way will be removed. Pedestrians are directed to use either the new permanent signalised crossing at the Temple Gate junction or the zebra crossing by Redcliffe roundabout. If using the Redcliffe Way/Temple Gate crossing, please follow the diversion via Brunel Mile and the new bus stop on Redcliffe Way.
  • From Monday 23 September Redcliffe Way eastbound (towards the station) will be reduced to a single lane for approximately three weeks. This will allow work to be safely completed in the central reservation.
  • The bus gate is now in operation at the Victoria Street junction which means no left-turn for general traffic into Temple Way.
  • If you are coming from the south along the Bath Road/Wells Road looking to access Temple Meads station, we advise using a route along York Road via Bedminster Bridge roundabout to Redcliffe Hill and Redcliffe Way.
  • From Sunday 15 September, First Bus new timetable will be operational. This includes use of two new stops at Temple Gate on Redcliffe Way eastbound and Victoria Street, northbound. The bus stops currently operational at Temple Gate are shown on the map below and details of services for each stop listed on our recent blog post:

Bus stop locations at Temple Gate

More information is available on First Bus website.

The latest details of road closures and restrictions will be updated on the @TempleQuarter Twitter account.

      • Pedestrian diversions around the works site, with some crossing facilities relocated. These are signposted on site.
      • Lane closures and/or reduced lane widths continue on Temple Way, Bath Road, Bath Bridges, Victoria Street, Redcliffe Way 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.

Ongoing restrictions and changes to access:

  • Redcliffe Mead Lane construction ongoing and closed to vehicle access (at junction with Redcliffe Way).
  • Temple Street has reopened to permit holder vehicles accessing 100 Temple Street car park. The previous access to the 100 Temple Street car park via Canynge Street has been permanently closed. Pedestrian and step-free access to the building will be maintained as usual.
  • The traffic is running as per the final road layout however lane closures remain in place and therefore capacity is reduced compared to the final scheme arrangement.

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.