The North Fringe to Hengrove Route secured approval from the Department for Transport in December 2011. The funding is subject to securing the necessary approvals and permissions required to build the scheme. The next stage is public engagement prior to submitting applications in autumn/winter 2012/13.
You will be able to look at the details of the proposed scheme components, such as highway layout, landscaping, location of stops and footways.
The plans will cover in particular:
* works on the A4174 Avon Ring Road between Hambrook and Wick Wick.
* works on Bradley Stoke Way
* the Stoke Gifford Transport Link
* the new bus only junction on the M32
* works in Bristol City Centre
* the bridge over the Avon New Cut
* works to the junction of Bamfield/Whitchurch Lane, Hartcliffe Way/Novers Lane and Lombard Street in south Bristol
If you want to find out more about the scheme or to have your say, information will be published on this website and we will be organising public exhibitions. Details of these will be published here and advertised in the local press during spring 2012.
This phase of informal public engagement seeks people's views is in advance of the formal public consultations that will occur for the various permissions that the scheme needs; for example, when planning applications are submitted (to the councils) and when Traffic Regulation Orders are advertised. We anticipate these formal consultations will start in winter 2012/13.
The North Fringe to Hengrove major transport scheme is a package of measures totaling £102m (£51m of which is funded by the Department for Transport and £51m from local contributions) designed to improve the transport links between residential areas and employment, leisure and retail centres in the area.
The North Fringe to Hengrove Rapid Transit will serve a number of key destinations including:
- The Mall,
- Cribbs Causeway
- Bradley Stoke
- Bristol Parkway,
- Stoke Gifford
- University of the West of England Science Park,
- Emersons Green
- Bristol City Centre
Elements of the package include:
- Rapid Transit routes, linking the north and east fringes, south Bristol and Bristol City Centre
- The 'Stoke Gifford Transport Link'; a new direct road link from the ring road (near UWE) to Bradley Stoke which includes a new cycle/footway
- Park & Rides at Emersons Green East and near Parkway Station
- New junction onto the M32 for rapid transit vehicles only, between junction 1 and junction 2
- Public transport and urban realm improvements to the centre of Bristol
- New bridge over the Avon New Cut for rapid transit, cyclists and pedestrians
For further information on the North Fringe to Hengrove Package, see the Best and Final Funding Bid which was submitted to the DfT in September 2011.Ashton Vale to Temple Meads and South Bristol Link