Studies to look into 'Keynsham Metrobus', station improvements and A4 link road

October 07 2017

More than £1 million has been earmarked to look into a range of ambitious transport projects, including an A4 Metrobus connecting Keynsham and Bristol and a new road linking Avon Mill Lane to the A4.

More than £1 million has been earmarked to look into a range of ambitious transport projects, including an A4 Metrobus connecting Keynsham and Bristol and a new road linking Avon Mill Lane to the A4.

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA), made up of Bath and North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council and chaired by metro mayor Tim Bowles, met last month to decide whether to fund a series of business cases on a number of transport schemes around the region.

The committee agreed to make £1.2 million available to investigate the potential projects to support the delivery of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP), which sets out the housing and employment land, transport and other infrastructure needed as the West of England region grows up to 2036. Possible schemes that will be investigated in the Keynsham/Whitchurch area include:

  • A4-A37 orbital route (including Hicks Gate roundabout improvements)
  • A37-Bristol Link
  • A4 Metrobus (Bristol to Keynsham Metrobus) and Callington Road Link
  • Orbital Metrobus
  • Park and ride provision
  • Avon Mill Lane to A4 link
  • Keynsham rail station improvements

Business cases will also be drawn up for a range of other potential projects in Bristol, along the Yate “strategic corridor”, along the A38 from Almondsbury to Falfield and park and rides at various locations around Bristol.

The full meeting papers can be found on the West of England Combined Authority website www.westofengland-ca.org.uk/meetings. Funding to develop feasibility studies for other transport schemes will be considered at WECA’s next meeting on October 30.