Bristol's Temple Gate layout change planned in £21m revamp

Temple Gate revamp, artist's impression Image copyright other
Image caption A public square will be created at the entrance of Temple Meads railway station if the proposals are accepted

A main route into Bristol is set to undergo a major revamp under proposals put forward by Bristol City Council.

The Temple Circus roundabout close to Temple Meads station will be built over and replaced with a public square and a more direct route into the city.

A city council spokesman said the new square would "give life to the area day and night".

The council has said the plans are part of a wider £21m development across the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone.

Plans for the revamp involve:

  • Creating a single wide crossing point to replace three road crossings between the station and Brunel Mile
  • Clearer public transport signs and a new Metrobus stop
  • New cycle routes to connect with cycle paths being built on Clarence Road, Cattlemarket Road and to the rest of the Bristol cycle network

An exhibition of the plans will be held at the Engine Shed from Tuesday, 13 January until Friday, 30 January.

The deadline for the public consultation is 18 February, 2015.

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Image caption Temple Circus roundabout, which is very close to Temple Meads station will be replaced under the plans
Image copyright Bristol City Council
Image caption The new road layout will see a road straight into Bristol city centre and new pedestrian crossings

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