Roundabout work set to take 13 months

August 27 2020

OVERNIGHT roadworks are taking place as part of the upgrade to the Wraxall Road roundabout on the Avon Ring Road.

Work is under way on the £5.9m upgrade of the roundabout

Work is under way on the £5.9m upgrade of the roundabout

The £5.9 million scheme to turn the junction of the A4174 with Tower Lane and Wraxall Road in Kingswood into a “through-about” began last month and is expected to take 13 months.

South Gloucestershire Council has said the work that requires lane closures will take place overnight to minimise traffic disruption.

It expects that the lane closures, which are needed so that crews can remove and replace central crash barriers, will take place nightly between 8pm and 6am from September 7 until December 18 and will be noisy.

Narrow lanes have also been installed and a temporary speed limit of 30mph has been introduced.

In a post on its StreetCare Facebook page, the council said: “We apologise in advance for the noise these works will generate.

“Our teams will do everything they can to minimise the disruption caused.

“These dates may be subject to change and we will continue to keep the community up to date.”

The scheme to improve the roundabout, known locally as the Woodstock roundabout, is being funded by the West of England Combined Authority.

The work will see the capacity on the roundabout increased on all approaches in a bid to reduce congestion and improve pedestrian and cycling links. It also includes converting the roundabout into a fully signal-controlled through-about – a roundabout with lanes of traffic through the middle – which will help to reduce delays by managing volumes of traffic.

Work will also include widening all approaches to the roundabout to three lanes of traffic, creating three lanes of traffic in each direction through the roundabout and removing some vegetation on verges to facilitate the extra lanes.