South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) is running a public consultation on a proposed second phase of improvements to the A4174 Avon Ring Road, near Filton Roundabout.
Phase one of the work, involving a widening of the westbound carriageway on its approach to the roundabout, is due to begin on 10th June 2013. This package of work is funded by financial contributions associated with the redeveloped Southmead Hospital, which is due to open in early 2014.
However, SGC predicts that the roundabout will still be “heavily congested” once the phase one works are complete and has now revealed that it has secured funding for further improvements from the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
The proposed phase two work (on the A4174 east of the roundabout) includes:
- Widening the road into the northern footway
- Moving the eastbound lanes and central reserve over to create additional road space for the extended westbound approach lane
- The westbound approach lane will be increased in length from 17 metres to 41 metres
The council say sit is necessary to complete the work in separate phases because a condition of the funding for the phase one scheme is that works to address the additional hospital traffic are completed before the redeveloped hospital opens in 2014.
Consultation on the phase two proposals runs until Monday 17th June.