Expect major disruption day and night between now until the week before Christmas as traffic calming and road repairs get under way in Hanham involving closures and diversions.
South Gloucestershire Council says teams are patching the road surface and installing traffic calming measures along Hanham routes at the same time to minimise disruption.
As the High Street is an A road and Lower Hanham Road is a B road, the council says it needs to divert traffic through matched roads to avoid sending HGVs down unsuitable routes. This means some drivers will face a diversion via the A4174 Ring Road.
The council says that access to homes, car parks and businesses will be maintained but if these are the other side of the roadworks people may have to follow the diversion first.
Works will be day and night apart from this coming Wednesday to Friday which will be day closure only because of overnight Ring Road closures.
This week part of Lower Hanham Road near the Queen’s Head pub is closed. Then for the following two weeks there will be closures along Hanham Road and from 8th to 12th November the High Street will be closed outside the community centre.
From 15th to 19th November Tabernacle Road will be closed outside the United Reformed Church and there will be another closure from 22nd November to 17th December in Lower Hanham Road.
The council says that the work will include removing the old 30mph markings on Lower Hanham Road and Memorial Road and laying new 20mph markings. This had been due to take place in early summer but had to be rescheduled due to the impacts of COVID-19.
Local residents are also hoping that the work will include the delayed road markings and signs along Hanham High Street to remind drivers that it is a 20mph zone.
More overnight Ring Road closures
There are more overnight closures of the A4174 Ring Road at Warmley this week as final touches are put to the new throughabout at the junction with Wraxall Road and Tower Lane which is due to open this month.
The road will be closed from Wednesday for three nights between 8pm and 6am.