Council says sorry for extra delays on ring road


COUNCILLOR Colin Hunt, the South Gloucestershire cabinet member for transport, has apologised for delays that mean the contraflow on the Avon Ring Road at Bromley Heath will not now be removed at the end of this month.

The maintenance work on the 1960s viaduct, which has meant two lanes instead of four since last summer, has hit "unforeseen issues". It is hoped the contraflow can be taken away at the end of April but this depends on the remaining tasks, which are all weather-dependent and have to be done consecutively, being completed on time.

Mr Hunt, a councillor for Emersons Green, said: “I want to apologise up front for any inconvenience caused to local residents and road users, but we do need to extend the duration of the contraflow while the remaining jobs are completed on site. I would like to thank residents and road users for their continued patience as we continue with these vital improvements."

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