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

Work has begun on the Friary to install a district heating main, and work is continuing on the new bus stop on Temple Gate. Work is also underway to create a new footpath outside Fowlers in Bath Road.

Current and upcoming restrictions and changes to access (most recent updates first)

  • From 10pm on Sunday 14 January, Victoria Street will be closed inbound for at least three weeks. Buses that usually travel down Victoria Street from the Temple Circus Roundabout will be diverted as follows:

Victoria Street Bus Diversions -01

The recommended diversion route for other road users wanting to travel inbound on Victoria Street is shown on the below diagram:

Victoria St closure vehicle diversion

  • From 22 January, there will no access from York Road onto the Bath Bridge roundabout for at least 6 weeks. This is to enable our works to be carried out on the junction with Bath Road. However, as various other works are taking place on York Road at the same time (pedestrian / cycle crossing improvements, drainage and utilities), the whole eastbound stretch of road will be shut. A recommended diversion is shown below. The footway by Fowler’s on the Bath Bridge junction will reopen once these works commence.

York Road closure diversion route

  • Temple Street will remain closed until the works on Victoria Street have been completed. Until it has reopened, 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 are suspended.
  • Work is currently underway on the southbound bus stop (Tg) on Temple Gate, located between Station Approach and Cattle Market Road. This work is due to finish by the end of March 2018, and means that several bus services have been relocated. The nearest bus stops for the affected bus 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). Cattle Market Road will also remain closed during this time.
    Bus stops map
  • The Friary, from its junction with the roundabout to the turning into the Temple Quay car park, will now remain closed for the duration of the works programme. This will allow deep drainage works to be carried out and heat networks 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

  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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.

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.