New pledge on road works

WORK to resurface three roads in Downend and two in Staple Hill is due to be completed over the next month.

South Gloucestershire Council has issued a notice informing residents that Coronation Road, Oakdale Court and Walker Close in Downend, and Middle Road and Stanley Park Road in Staple Hill are in line for the work.

The council has a legal order enabling it to close the roads to all traffic at any point up until next October, but says it expects the work to be completed by the beginning of July, taking up to two weeks in each location.

Later in the year work is due to be carried out to resurface two stretches of Badminton Road, between the Cleeve Hill and Cleeve Park Road junctions and the Westbourne Road and Blackhorse Lane junctions.

Further resurfacing work is also planned on Soundwell Road in Staple Hill, between Gladstone Street and Lansdown Road.

Royal Road in Mangotsfield is due to be resurfaced from the Northcote Road junction to just beyond the Streamside junction.

South Gloucestershire Council recently announced its transport priority list of traffic schemes for the current financial year, including investigations into the possibility of introducing a 20mph limit and traffic calming in the Charnhill Drive area, following the removal of road closures brought in during the lockdown.

Traffic calming on Peache Road, near the school crossing patrol serving children attending Stanbridge Primary School, is also set to be investigated.

A zebra crossing is set to be installed, at a cost of just over £50,000 on Four Acre Road in Bromley Heath, just south of the Quakers Road junction.

Footpath resurfacing is planned on several roads in Bromley Heath: Fouracre Avenue, Heath Road, Heath Walk, Heath Gardens, Heath Court, Oakdale Avenue, Oakdale Road, Glendale, Oakdale Close, Windsor Court, Sandringham Avenue and Sandholme Close.

The work to resurface Badminton Road was welcomed by Frenchay & Downend ward councillor Ben Burton, who said: “These particular stretches of road were seriously affected by the cold weather we had over the winter period, and I know local residents have raised concerns about defects that have appeared as a result.”