There will be overnight single lane closures on the A4174 at Bromley Heath Roundabout for eight weeks from 6 February, taking place Monday to Friday.
Following approval of the Bromley Heath Viaduct maintenance and widening work by the ECS Committee last month, we now need to carry out some preparation work which will involve the construction of a cross over on the A4174 ring road. It is important to stress that the main work on the viaduct will not begin until the summer.
When complete, the cross over will enable vehicles travelling west bound to join the open section of the carriageway, whilst the west bound viaduct carriageway is closed for maintenance. Please note that the cross overs will not be in operation until the main work begins this summer.
This preparation work has been planned to take place when it will cause the least disruption, and will mean that when the main work on the viaduct begins, we can carry it out as efficiently as possible.
The cross over construction work will be carried out overnight from Monday to Friday between 8pm and 6am. During this time, the west and east bound inside lanes (nearest the central reservation) of the Bromley Heath Viaduct on the A4174 will be closed. During the closure, it will still be possible to travel in both directions over the viaduct when the work is taking place.
The west bound and east bound carriageways will remain fully open at weekends and all other times.
Lead member for planning and transport Cllr Colin Hunt said: “Work begins on the Bromley Heath Viaduct this summer and has a maximum duration of one year, but our aim is to try to secure additional funding to accelerate the work programme and reduce the timescale.
“This preparation work will ensure that the main work is completed as quickly as possible and with the least inconvenience.”
South Gloucestershire Council’s Head of StreetCare and Transport Mark King said: “We need to do some preparation work to enable us to be ready for the west bound viaduct’s closure and also to get the site office and materials in place ahead of the work starting. Doing this preparation work now, and at times when it causes the least disruption, means we can carry out the essential maintenance work in the most efficient way possible.
“We understand that this may cause disruption and disturbance to local residents and I would like to apologise in advance and kindly ask for your patience whilst this work is taking place.”
This advance work is in preparation for the essential maintenance and widening of the viaduct which is scheduled to begin this summer. Further updates will follow.
For more information on the Bromley Heath Viaduct maintenance work including a short video and frequently asked questions, please visit www.southglos.gov.uk/bhviaduct