Work starts on Anchor Road and Hotwell Road in Bristol

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 and it is expected to take approximately five months to complete. 

The new bus lane will be shared with other authorised road users, and the council has said that once complete, bus punctuality and journey times will be improved for all road users. 

It added that it will also bring ‘enhanced’ cycling and walking routes for hundreds of pedestrians and cyclists passing through the area, and will also improve safety and air quality.

The work follows public consultations that took place over 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.”

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