We are holding a 12 week consultation on our proposed plans to improve a number of junctions on the A4174 ring road.
We want to reduce carbon emissions and help relieve congestion on the A4174 corridor between the Lyde Green and Kingsfield roundabouts by improving the operation of the following five junctions:
• Lyde Green Roundabout
• The Rosary Roundabout
• Siston Hill Roundabout
• Deanery Road Roundabout
• Kingsfield Roundabout.
The plans aim to improve the capacity of these roundabouts by better utilising available space on the approach to junctions, changing the type of some of the junctions, and expanding traffic signal control to locations that currently have no traffic lights.
We also intend to improve connections for active travel modes (such as walking and cycling) and other non-road users where possible, as well as helping the flow of public transport through improved junction performance.
The plans also seek to improve access to the surrounding area to help open up business opportunities, as well as enhancing traffic safety and bettering the network’s resilience and journey time reliability.
You can have your say on our proposals between 24 May and 16 August 2021.
Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Environment and Strategic Infrastructure Cllr Steve Reade said: “We want to reduce congestion and improve air quality in South Gloucestershire so have explored options to improve five junctions on the A4174. The ring road is a key transport corridor in our area, providing a link between the A4 and Bath to the south and the M32 and the M4 to the north, and serves as a strategic route to avoid travelling through the Bristol urban area. It also provides access to a number of local residential and employment areas.
“This scheme is designed to encourage necessary strategic car trips to remain on the A4174, the most suitable road designed to accommodate longer distance car journeys, and to deter the traffic from rerouting through our local communities.”
The results of this consultation will support the development of a full business case. This will be submitted to Government for funding to deliver the scheme and the cost is estimated to be around £30 million.
If these plans are progressed and the funding approved, a construction management plan will be prepared to minimise the impact of the works on local people, road users, businesses and the environment.
Have your say…
We are seeking the views of road users, local residents and the wider community on our proposals. You can read more information and have your say by visiting our web page from 24 May at: https://consultations.southglos.gov.uk/A4174Improvements
On the consultation web page you can download the Statement of Reasons for the scheme and plans of the proposals for the junctions, as well as visiting our Virtual Event Space which presents all the information in the style of an exhibition.
The project team will be on hand to answer any questions via the live chat function in the Virtual Event Space on the following dates:
• Wednesday 23 June 2021 between 8.30am and 7pm
• Thursday 1 July 2021 between 8.30am and 7pm.
We encourage responses to the consultation online via the questionnaire on the web page.
Paper copies of the consultation response form and Statement of Reasons are available at the Kingswood One Stop Shop (High Street, Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, BS15 9TR). You can also request a printed or alternative format copy of the consultation materials by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on 01454 868 000.
Due to the uncertainty around Covid-19 restrictions, we would encourage you to visit our Virtual Event Space on these dates to find out more about the scheme and speak to the project team. However, we understand that some people would still prefer to attend a face-to-face event so we are holding consultation events on Saturday 10 July 2021 between 1pm and 5.30pm at Emersons Green Village Hall (Emerson Way, Emersons Green, South Gloucestershire BS16 7AP) and on Wednesday 30 June between 5pm and 8pm at Warmley Community Centre (20 Deanery Road, Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, BS15 9JB).