Brockley Combe improvement works to start in OctoberCreated: 21st Sep 2023
The next major bus improvement scheme planned for North Somerset will take place on the Brockley Combe junction of the A370. The scheme is part of ambitious bus service improvements which will make bus travel faster, greener, more reliable, convenient, and co-ordinated across the region.
The improvement works on Brockley Combe are part of North Somerset Council’s Bus Services Improvement Plan (BSIP) and include:
- New bus lanes Bristol and Congresbury-bound tackling delays caused for buses heading from the airport and in both directions on the A370.
- Changing the current right turn into Brockley Lane and moving it to Chelvey Road further on the A370. This will enable the junction to work more efficiently and deal with the increasing number of vehicles using the junction.
The Brockley Combe junction has been identified as a pinch point from Bristol Airport and in both directions on the A370 towards Bristol and Congresbury. The changes will tackle delays at this busy junction, offering speedier bus services.
Cllr Hannah Young, Executive Member for Highways and Transport at North Somerset Council, said: “Creating a new bus priority junction at Brockley Combe aims to increase the reliability of buses to and from the airport including the A3, which runs every hour, and the X1, which will be changing to every 15 minutes from September.
“The Brockley Combe junction has been identified as a pinch point from Bristol Airport and in both directions on the A370 towards Bristol and Congresbury. The changes will tackle delays at this busy junction, offering speedier bus services.”
Works will start Monday 2nd October and take approximately 20 weeks.
More information on the Bus Improvement Service Plan can be found on the council website: Bus service improvement plan | North Somerset Council (n-somerset.gov.uk)