On Monday 16 January 2016 the South Bristol Link (SBL) a 4.5km express bus route and roadway that includes new cycle and pedestrian paths will open for the first time.
It links the A370 at Long Ashton with the A38 and Hengrove Park.
The SBL will improve access to Bristol Airport for passengers travelling by car from the north, east and west, although journey time reductions may be tempered in the short term by delays caused by road improvement works elsewhere in the local area.
We will be asking our official taxi provider, Arrow Cars, to request that drivers use the SBL in preference to alternative routes through local villages where possible. This should result in better service to customers as well as reducing traffic on local roads.
Once the SBL is open and fully functional two other road improvement schemes will commence. On Monday 16 January, the B3130 through the village of Barrow Gurney will close for an eight week period. Work is also planned for Hartcliffe Way and traffic heading out of the city for a six month period will be directed to use alternative routes. For both schemes diversion signage will be in place.