The A4 is one of ten corridors within the Greater Bristol Bus Network, which involves comprehensive improvements to existing bus routes as part of the West of England’s Joint Local Transport Plan.
The proposed improvements included:
- ETM were commissioned to extend and widen the road in order to incorporate a new bus lane.
- Bus priority measures (including bus lanes and intelligent traffic signals)
- Raised kerbs for easier access
- New quality bus stops and shelters
- Low floor, low emission buses
- Improved timetable and real-time information
- Upgraded traffic signals
- Updated parking controls with high levels of enforcement, including the use of CCTV
- Improved facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and car drivers
- Improved entrance and exit to this major park and ride. In order to minimise disruption to this busy public amenity ETM worked out of hours so as not affect the running of the park and ride and to avoid causing any delays to Bristol’s commuters.
- Included all the ducting works, putting in place the traffic poles, bases, loop boxes and jointing chambers for the traffic control signals
- The A4 Bath Road is a major route into the City of Bristol, in order to avoid disruption ETM had to plan certain works out of peak times, to limit disruption to commuters. This also included night work to avoid disrupting the busy park and ride.
- The A4 Bath Road verges on a conservation area, ETM had to there install and work around specially designed fencing for the protection of endangered slow worms, the fencing was environment agency approved