Bridge Valley Road works on course after tunnel filled
Work to stabilise a hillside as part of road repairs on a major commuter route in Bristol has reached a milestone.
Bridge Valley Road, which links the zoo to the Portway, has been closed since March 2010.
A crucial part of the £2m of repairs included filling a collapsing part of a disused railway tunnel beneath the road.
That work was completed this week and the reinforcement and re-pointing of the rock face wall is also continuing.
This includes repairing the large cracks which opened up when the hillside started to push the wall over.
Temporary traffic-calming measures are being maintained to discourage motorists from using a rat run through Clifton and encourage them to use the official diversion.
Bridge Valley Road is due to reopen in September.