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Improvements to the A4174

The A4174 ring road is the busiest road on South Gloucestershire Council’s network. It is in close proximity to three motorways, the M32, M4 and M5 and a strategic route around the north fringe.

The southern section of the Bromley Heath Viaduct was built in 1966 but now carries 55,000 vehicle movements and 500 cyclists a day.

If we do not carry out this maintenance work, the viaduct will gradually deteriorate and we will have to stop HGVs from using it or even close it completely.

Maintenance and road safety benefits

The work will deliver improvements on the A4174:

  • minimise major maintenance requirements for the next 20 years and contribute towards extending the lifespan of the A4174 carriageway
  • improve road safety
  • improve road conditions to reduce accidents and vehicle running costs
  • provide safer and healthier environment for pedestrians, cyclists and vulnerable people on roads
  • reduce verge maintenance requirements
  • provide resilience to flooding along the A4174 carriageway
  • reduce energy costs as a result of upgrading street lighting on the A4174
  • reduce road noise and vehicle pollution, benefiting local communities

The maintenance element of the work programme has been funded by Challenge Fund from the Department for Transport.


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