Road Closures Old Market, Temple Way and Bond Street Bristol Imminent Next Week When Old Market Footbridge is Removed

Work to remove a footbridge and two disused escalator buildings straddling one of Bristol major arterial roads will be commencing at the end of the week.

The Old Market Footbridge used to enable pedestrians to cross the busy Temple Way Underpass and Bond Street near the Broadmead area.

Now demolition work will be commencing, to remove the derelict buildings and bridge which have not been used for thirty years.

The work is expected to last for up to six weeks and will see some major road closures.

Service Director for Transport, Peter Mann said: “The removal of the escalator buildings and footbridge at Old Market is a major job and has been planned to minimise disruption. Unfortunately, it is inevitable that some people will be inconvenienced and I would like to apologise in advance for this and thank everyone for their patience.

“We will ensure that diversion routes are clearly signed from all directions for the duration of the works.”

When the work is complete, new pavements, cycle lane and trees will replace the space left behind. The improvements are being jointly funded by Bristol City Council, the Quorum and the Government’s Cycle Ambition Fund.

List of Closures

Saturday 20 May to Sunday 21 May
Saturday 8pm until Sunday 10am and Sunday 4pm until Monday 4am (if required)
closure of southbound slip road from Temple Way to Old Market Roundabout
closure of northbound slip road from Old Market Roundabout to Temple Way

Saturday 27 to Sunday 28 May
closure of Temple Way underpass from Saturday 8pm until Monday 4am
closure of the roundabout from Saturday 8pm until Sunday 10am and from Sunday 4pm until Monday 4am (if required)
two lanes of the roundabout will be open between Sunday 10am and Sunday 4pm
Saturday 3 to Sunday 4 June (if required)
closure of Temple Way Underpass from Saturday 8pm until Monday 4am
closure of the roundabout from Saturday 8pm until Sunday 10am and from Sunday 4pm until Monday 4am (if required)
two lanes of the roundabout will be open between Sunday 10am and Sunday 4pm

Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 June
closure of the roundabout between Castle Street and Temple Way from Saturday 8pm until Sunday 11pm
Temple Way Underpass will remain open
Monday 12 to Friday 16 June
off peak closure (8pm to 3am) of northbound slip road from Old Market Roundabout to Temple Way

Saturday 17 to Sunday 18 June
closure of the roundabout between Temple Way and Old Market Street from Saturday 8pm until Sunday 11pm
Temple Way Underpass will remain open

Monday 19 to Friday 23 June
off peak closure (8pm to 3am) of southbound slip road from Temple Way to Old Market Roundabout