Busy Filton junction to get new traffic island

March 02 2020
Busy Filton junction to get new traffic island

South Glos councillors agreed the proposal for what is a well used pedestrian route taken by people walking to the railway station

A new pedestrian traffic island near the junction of Filton Avenue and Nutfield Grove junction will be built, it has been announced.
South Glos councillors agreed the proposal for what is a well used pedestrian route taken by people walking to the railway station and having to cross a wide, busy road.
Filton councillor Chris Wood said: "Residents came to me earlier this year with their concerns and I'm pleased to report that South Gloucestershire Council have put it into the programme for the next financial year.
“Over the past year I have spoken with local residents who've asked me whether we can install this crossing as Filton Avenue is a wide and busy road and this particular location is well used by pedestrians walking to Filton Abbey Wood Railway Station.
“Our local road network is used by thousands of residents and commuters every day and need to be suitable to support that demand and safe for pedestrians. As such, I'm delighted that South Gloucestershire Council have made installing this island a priority.”
Cllr Steve Reade, Cabinet Member for Planning, Transport and Strategic Environment, said: "I am pleased to confirm that the Council will be installing a pedestrian traffic island on Filton Avenue. This scheme will help to promote road safety on what is a heavily used residential road in South Gloucestershire.
"This work will be completed over the coming year as part of our Transport Capital Programme. Other schemes and initiatives will be detailed among the full programme of work, including the Capital Maintenance Programme which will be published in the coming weeks."