A4174 Junction Improvement Scheme

Background

We have investigated options to improve the layout of five junctions on the A4174 Ring Road between the Lyde Green and Kingsfield roundabouts. This is part of a wider package of improvements to ring road junctions proposed in the draft Joint Local Transport Plan 4 (2020 – 2036) for the West of England.

Public consultation on this scheme will support the development of a full business case. This will be submitted to Government for funding to deliver the scheme.

Purpose of the scheme

The A4174 Ring Road is a key transport corridor in South Gloucestershire providing a link between the A4 and Bath to the south and the M32 and the M4 to the north, serving as a strategic route to avoid travelling through the Bristol urban area. The ring road also provides access to local residential and employment areas.

The objectives of the scheme are to:

  • Reduce carbon emissions through relieving delays and congestion on the A4174 corridor between the Lyde Green and Kingsfield roundabouts
  • Minimise the impact of traffic / infrastructure to the natural environment and, where possible, improve the environment
  • Improve access to the north east Bristol fringe to help open up business opportunities
  • Protect and enhance access for non-car users
  • Improve traffic safety
  • Improve road network resilience and journey time reliability

Proposed scheme

Proposed Scheme

The scheme aims to improve the capacity of some junctions along the A4174 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.

The scheme will also aim to improve connections for active travel modes (e.g. walking and cycling) and other non-road users where possible, as well as helping the flow of public transport through improved junction performance.

The following five junctions are included within this consultation:

  • Lyde Green Roundabout
  • The Rosary Roundabout (also known as Emersons Green Roundabout)
  • Siston Hill Roundabout
  • Deanery Road Roundabout
  • Kingsfield Roundabout

You can download a copy of the Statement of Reasons for the scheme, Frequently Asked Questions, and all plans and images under “Documents” at the bottom of this page.

Virtual Event Space

We have created a Virtual Event Space to share more details about our proposals for each of the five junctions, including detailed plans and images. This is available until the close of the consultation on 16 August 2021.

The project team will also be available on live chat within the Virtual Event Space to answer any questions on the following days:

  • Wednesday 23 June between 08:30 am and 7.00 pm
  • Thursday 1 July between 08:30 am and 7.00 pm

Face-to-face events

Due to the uncertainty around Covid-19 restrictions, we would encourage you to visit our Virtual Event Space on the dates above to find out more about the scheme and speak to the project team.

Given the delay on lifting the limitation to social contact announced on Monday 14 June, the Council has considered its position and taken advice from public health on the appropriateness of continuing with face to face consultation sessions. At this time, the Council has decided to adopt a precautionary approach following the lead taken by Government and has decided to postpone the face to face events proposed at Warmley Community Centre on the 30th June and Emersons Green on the 10 July.

However, we have been able to arrange a face to face event for the 21 July 2021 between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm at Warmley Community Centre (20 Deanery Road, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 9JB).


Have your say

This consultation is running between 24 May and 16 August 2021.

We encourage you to respond to the consultation using our online response form.

You can download a paper copy of the response form, or request one from Kingswood One Stop Shop (High Street, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 9TR) or by contacting us on the details below.

Email: transportservices@southglos.gov.uk

Telephone: 01454 868 000 

Paper copies can be returned via Freepost (no stamp required) using the following address:

Freepost Plus RTXL-YHGY-GSYS
South Gloucestershire Council
Corporate Consultation Team
Council Offices
Badminton Road
Yate
BRISTOL
BS37 5AF

The closing date for responses to the consultation is 16 August 2021.

Documents

Timeline

  • Opened
    24 May 2021 at 09:00
  • Closes
    16 Aug 2021 at 23:59

Details

Consultation Topic
  • Local highways and transportation projects
  • Planning policy & strategy
  • Transportation planning & policy
Geographical area
  • Bitton and Oldland Common
  • Boyd Valley
  • Bradley Stoke North
  • Bradley Stoke South
  • Charfield
  • Charlton and Cribbs
  • Chipping Sodbury and Cotswold Edge
  • Dodington
  • Emersons Green
  • Filton
  • Frampton Cotterell
  • Frenchay and Downend
  • Hanham
  • Kingswood
  • Longwell Green
  • New Cheltenham
  • Parkwall and Warmley
  • Stoke Park and Cheswick
  • Patchway Coniston
  • Pilning and Severn Beach
  • Thornbury
  • Severn Vale
  • Staple Hill and Mangotsfield
  • Stoke Gifford
  • Winterbourne
  • Woodstock
  • Yate Central
  • Yate North
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Target Audience
  • All residents