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)

Temple Gate resurfacing works will take place during a series of overnight closures from Sunday 28 July. More information available at www.Travelwest.info/TempleMeads.

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

Please note: recent poor weather has caused delays to the resurfacing programme. The following road closures are planned to be in place to complete the works:

Temple Gate road closures to be in place from 8pm-6am.

Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 August

Temple Gate / Temple Way and Temple Gate southbound between the junctions of Temple Back East and Bath Bridges

Victoria Street both directions

Redcliffe Way eastbound

Please note: Under these closures, access to Temple Meads station will be via Temple Back East and the Friary.

Tuesday 27 August

  • Full Closure of Victoria Street;
  • Northbound closure of Temple Gate / Temple Way between the junctions of Redcliffe Way and Temple Back East.

Friday 30 August

  • Full Closure of Victoria Street;
  • Northbound closure of Temple Gate / Temple Way between the junctions of Redcliffe Way and Temple Back East.

Changes to bus stops: Please note the bus stop outside The Sidings (previously the Reckless Engineer) has now closed. From 00:01 Monday 22 July, inbound buses will service new stops on Redcliffe Way (Temple Meads), Victoria Street and a temporary stop at Temple Way (outside the Hilton Garden Inn. Please see First Bus website for information of services affected.

 

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

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 later in 2019 providing a direct route to Temple Meads station and a single-stage crossing from the Brunel Mile.

Temple Gate pedestrian routes

Pedestrian routes at Temple Gate

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.

Current works at Temple Gate include:

    • Construction of the new bus stop and kerb line on Redcliffe Way.
    • District heating works are ongoing outside 100 Temple Street.
    • New traffic signal masts are due to be installed at Bath Bridges in the final week of June.
    • New paving on the Friary and wall construction is ongoing.
    • Plot 6/Brunel Mile pedestrian crossing has been closed to construct a new section of road. This is due to reopen in 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.

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.