Roadworks starts on Temple Gate improvements

Published on 06/07/2017

Work to remodel the Temple Circus roundabout, close to Temple Meads station,  started on Monday 26 June.

The works involve short sections of lane closures for initial site investigation work with the main works following from late July through to Autumn 2018.

From Monday 26 June, the southern section of the Temple Gate roundabout will be closed. This will restrict the number of traffic movements in the area allowing traffic to flow more easily during the works. Traffic from the north will no longer be able to turn right into Victoria St from Temple Way and traffic exiting from the Friary will no longer be able to turn right onto Temple Way or straight onto Victoria St. Diversions will be signposted.

The work has been scheduled to avoid overlap with other major roadworks and as far as possible two lanes of traffic will be kept open on Temple Gate during peak hours to keep traffic moving.

Once complete, the Temple Gate scheme will provide a more direct route for traffic travelling through the area, and will make journey times more predictable. This builds on the approach taken in the city centre which has proved successful at reducing traffic delays. It will also bring improved walking and cycling routes for the hundreds of pedestrians and cyclists passing through the area every day.

The latest travel information will be available through Travelwest and More detail about the Temple Gate scheme is available at