Concorde Way between Ashley Down and St Werburgh’s is set to close for at least a year, leaving walkers and cyclists having to take a long and potentially dangerous diversion.
Part of the popular route is expected to close from Sunday, with a diversion via Boiling Wells Lane and Muller Road.
The closure of the path is to enable the building of the new Ashley Down railway station, part of a project which will reopen the Henbury Line between Bristol Temple Meads and Henbury to passenger traffic.
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Monthly £5/month Annually £45/year Find out more The new Ashley Down station entrance will be located on Concorde Way where the path meets Station Road – image: Network Rail This imminent closure of part of the Concorde Way comes at the same time as the closure of another traffic-free stretch of the route in Lockleaze between Constable Road and Bonnington Walk is set to continue for a further eight months until the end of August 2023.
Bristol Cycling Campaign say that it is “disappointing” that Legal & General Modular Homes have exceeded their own estimated duration of “a maximum period of six months” or managed to “do our best to open earlier” as they originally stated.The pressure group are also disappointed that the diversion between Ashley Down and St Werburgh’s is a narrow road to Watercress Farm and then “a muddy, sloping footpath” that […]
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