Improving local roads
The highway works on Dalby Avenue have entered the next stage with construction underway on the southern side of the road, which means pedestrians are now being directed onto the St Catherine’s Place side.
To allow Bristol City Council’s works on the highway, some spaces in Hereford Street car park will be closed. Nearby car parks, including Little Paradise, Sheene Road and Diamond Street, remain available to use.
Work to improve the A38, which includes Dalby Avenue and Malago Road as part of the wider regeneration of the Bedminster Green area, will make it easier for people to walk, cycle and use public transport.
The project includes:
- a new continuous bus lane along Malago Road and Dalby Avenue
- new and improved bus stops
- upgraded pedestrian and cycle crossings
- new and improved cycle lanes and resurfaced roads and pavements
- more street trees and planting, wider pavements, and sustainable urban drainage
Extensive work is needed to realign Malago Road, divert utilities and install the District Heat pipework, while still allowing one-way traffic.
Sheene Road’s junction with Malago Road has already been refurbished, providing new signal-controlled pedestrian crossings, improving safety and making it easier to use.
The A38 highway works are still on track to be completed by the summer of 2024.
To report any issues with the barriers or temporary lights around Bedminster Green, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone ETM (traffic management) on 0117 953 3654.
Replacement bus stop opens on Bedminster Parade
The council has installed a new bus stop on Bedminster Parade outside Eddie’s Coffee Lounge and the Toast Room, which is now in use.
It is temporarily replacing the bus stop on Dalby Avenue, which is closed until the summer to allow for the highway works on the southern side of the road to take place.
Buses can still travel down and stop on East Street, which is unaffected by these works.
Dalby Avenue car park
The council has also repainted the double yellow lines and some parking bays of the car park on Dalby Avenue, to make sure people park their vehicles in the right places and avoid being issued a penalty charge.
This follows the news that a resident who uses a wheelchair could not get through the car park recently after two vehicles were parked outside of the parking bays, restricting access.
The council’s parking enforcement team is monitoring the car park and will issue penalty charge notices if they find vehicles parked incorrectly.