Cumberland Road closed to traffic for two weeks: Cumberland Road pic

19 Jul 2021

Cumberland Road closed to traffic for two weeks

Piling work will be carried out from 26 July

Cumberland Road will be closed to traffic for two weeks from next Monday (26 July) to allow a new phase of stabilisation work in the area to be completed.

The road closure is needed to allow room for specialist equipment required to complete piling work.  This latest round of works will see 10 concrete columns installed alongside 65 others already in place, to support Cumberland Road, Harbour Railway and the Chocolate Path.

Traffic at Cumberland Basin and Coronation Road will be diverted, inbound and outbound, with access available depending on location.

The Underfall Yard and Cottage will have access from the west (Cumberland Basin), with the caravan park and SS Great Britain retaining access from the east (city centre). The footway will remain open and can be shared between pedestrians and cyclists

Diversion signs for traffic will be in place, while there will also be an impact on the M2 MetroBus service. For up-to-date travel and bus service information, including MetroBus, please visit the TravelWest website.

A Bristol City Council spokesperson said: “We recognise that this will inevitably cause some disruption for citizens, for which we apologise. We ask road users to bear with us while we complete the next phase of the vital stabilisation work on Cumberland Road, which is designed to ensure safety and prevent disruption in the longer term.’’

The Cumberland Road stabilisation project, following the collapse of part of the retaining wall in January of last year, will reduce the risk of future collapses and enable flood defences to be improved to reduce the risk to the road and nearby properties.

It will also allow the Chocolate Path and historic railway line to re-open to the public and the MetroBus scheme to enter full operation, with the work expected to be completed in the summer of 2022.

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