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)

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.

From 29 May until the end of June, Victoria Street will be closed to inbound traffic (i.e. traffic will not be able to turn into Victoria Street from Temple Gate travelling northbound) for approximately four weeks. The temporary closure is to ensure safe working space for our contractors to build the new islands. The diversion route is via Temple Way/Narrow Plain/Passage Street/Counterslip/Victoria Street.

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.

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.