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Road Closures around Up Yonder


You may have seen in the local media that some major road works will commence soon on the Bromley Heath Viaduct on the A4174 ring road. The works are expected to take up to a year and will create significant issues for people using the ring road. As a result of this, a number of local roads are having diversions put in place and some are being closed temporarily to avoid them becoming rat runs. 

These road closures and diversions will affect the roads around Up Yonder and consequently will affect the routes that club members use to reach Up Yonder. 

There is a lot of information on South Gloucestershire Council’s website about the road works, diversions and closures (http://www.southglos.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/streets/roads-road-works/major-roadworks/bromley-heath-viaduct/) including maps which show diversions and road closures. Below is a summary of what will be happening, but we would suggest you take 15 minutes or so to look at the maps yourself as the road works will be in place for almost a year so at some point or another the road closures and diversions will very possibly affect you. 

Below is a portion of one of the maps you can find on the council’s website (http://www.southglos.gov.uk//documents/T001-307-SK06-North-of-A4174-Rev-B.pdf). We have labelled the road closures that will affect access to Up Yonder with the blue letters B, C and D. The entrance to Up Yonder is A. Also be aware the some changes are taking place at traffic lights most notably the Hambrook lights.

Road closures around Up Yonder

Access that does not appear affected

If you approach Up Yonder from any of the following directions, you are probably not going to be affected. You may see ‘Road Ahead Closed’ or diversion signs but the closures/diversions will be beyond the point at which you reach Up Yonder.  

  1. From Winterbourne via i) Dragon Road and Mill Road or ii) Winterbourne Hill, Bristol Road and then through Moorend.
  2. From west of the M32 and then via i) the back roads or ii) the ring road, left at Hambrook lights and then through Moorend.
  3. Getting off J1 of the M32 and then via the ring road, left at Hambrook lights and then through Moorend.

Access that does appear to be affected

If you approach Up Yonder from a) the west using the ring road and do not turn left (north) at Hambrook lights, b) the south (Frenchay, Downend, Emersons Green), c) the east via the ring road, d) the north via the A432 (Badminton Road) or e) the eastern parts of Winterbourne which mean it is easier for you to reach Up Yonder via Winterbourne Down, then you are going to be affected.

  1. If you approach from the west and use the A4174 ring road and currently use either Bromley Heath Road or Cuckoo Lane, both of these roads are to be blocked off. Your best alternative will be to turn left at Hambrook lights and find some back roads you are happy with through Moorend.
  2. From Frenchay, if your route was to go straight ahead or right at the Hambrook lights you will not be able to do this. You will instead have to turn left at the Hambrook lights, go the whole way around the M32 J1 roundabout and come back on the ring road. Your best option will be to then turn left at the Hambrook lights and find some back roads you are happy with through Moorend.
  3. From the Downend/Bromley Heath roundabout, if you currently turn right and use either Bromley Heath Road or Cuckoo Lane, both of these roads are to be blocked off. Your options are a) to turn left at the Downend/Bromley Health roundabout, head to the M32 (although likely to be congested as the ring road will be down to single carriageway over the viaduct), go around the M32/J1roundabout, come back along the ring road and turn left at the Hambrook lights and find some back roads you are happy with through Moorend or b) get out of Downend using the A432 Badminton Road and follow the diversion in point 4 below.
  4. If you use the A432 from the south (e.g. through Emersons Green or along the ring road from the east), Cuckoo Lane and Bury Hill (at its eastern end) are to be closed. The alternative is to drive further north along the A432, left onto Down Road through Winterbourne Down where it becomes Dragon Road, left onto Mill Road and follow that south into Moorend where you can turn left onto Bury Hill.
  5. If you use the A432 from the north (e.g. through Coalpit Heath) and approach Bury Hill from either Down Road or via Cuckoo Lane off of the A432, they (Bury Hill and Cuckoo Lane) are to be closed. The alternative is via Down Road/Dragon Road as for point 4 above, although if you live in the western edges of Frampton Cotterell you might find an easier route through Winterbourne.
  6. If you reach Up Yonder by journeying through the eastern fringes of Winterbourne, through Winterbourne Down and then Down Road to Bury Hill, it (Bury Hill) is to be closed at its eastern end. The alternative is for you to find another route through Winterbourne which gets you onto Dragon Road and Mill Road as per point 4 above.

Anyone who thinks their route to Up Yonder is likely to be affected is urged to check the maps on the council’s website. If you are reading this before 5th July, there are also some local meetings being held for members of the public if anyone is interested. The remaining meetings are; 

Tuesday 27 June, 6pm to 8pm, Winterbourne Greenfield Centre, Park Avenue BS36 1NJ

Wednesday 28 June, 5pm to 7pm, The Pavilion, Elm Park, Filton BS34 7PS

Wednesday 5 July, 6pm to 8pm, Winterbourne Library, Flaxpits Lane BS36 1LA.

 

 

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