Construction works

Temple Gate – Construction works 2018-04-24T16:27:47+00:00

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

The new and improved bus stop on Temple Gate has re-opened and the two southbound bus stops outside Engine Shed have been permanently closed, freeing up space for pedestrians. The new Cattle Market Road footpath and crossing has been completed.

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

  • The traffic lights at the bus gate on Redcliffe Way will be turned off on Friday night (27 April). The bus gate island will be removed overnight on Wednesday 2 May, with eastbound traffic narrowed to one lane. After this date, lane closures will be in place on Redcliffe Way and all eastbound traffic will be running in the bus lane.
  • Victoria Street will be closed inbound for two weeks from 9pm on Sunday 29 April. Buses that usually travel down Victoria Street from the Temple Circus roundabout will be diverted as follows:

Victoria Street Bus Diversions -01The 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

  • Towards the end of May, traffic running around the Temple Gate roundabout will be shifted to the outside lanes (with no loss of roundabout capacity). This change will be clearly marked on site.
  • Cattle Market Road is closed until June 2018. Its closure has been expanded as a result of demolition work at the Former Sorting Office site, and will enable the demolition of the Cattle Market Tavern.
  • 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 Temple Street turning circle is closed and the parking bays on Victoria Street are suspended.
  • The Friary, from its junction with the roundabout to the turning into the Temple Quay car park, will be 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

  • Pedestrian diversions around the Brunel Mile, with some crossing facilities relocated. These are signposted on site.
  • Lane narrowing on Temple Way, Bath Road and Temple Gate;
  • 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.