Work starts on Anchor Road and Hotwell Road in Bristol

Published on 15/01/2019

Work to speed up journey times along one of Bristol’s main roads into the city has begun.

An inbound bus lane will be built along Anchor Road, starting on 14 January 2019. It is expected to take approximately five months to complete. The new bus lane will be shared with other authorised road users.

The works may impact journey time for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians in the short term.  Once complete, bus punctuality and journey times will be improved for all road users.

It will also bring enhanced cycling and walking routes for hundreds of pedestrians and cyclists passing through the area every day making cycling, walking and bus travel easier and more attractive. The work will also improve safety and air quality while enhancing the environment for everyone who uses the road. The work follows public consultations that took place over the last 18 months.

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol said:

“This is one of the city’s busiest commuter routes and it’s important that this work takes place to improve bus journey time and reliability. It is only by offering an alternative that we will reduce congestion and air pollution. The work is part of the Better Bus Area Fund which aims to improve and increase the use of public transport in Bristol”.

While the work is taking place, alternative routes will be signposted around the site, and also publicised on, where you can also find more information about the improvements.