Overnight closures postponed on Bedminster roads in Bristol’s longest-running roadworks project

The Malago Road roadworks will see the road closed at night.
-Credit: (Image: PAUL GILLIS / Reach PLC)

Two sections of the A38 were scheduled to close at night from today (Monday, June 24) as part of Bristol’s longest-running roadworks scheme, but are no longer closing. Malago Road and Dolby Avenue, in Bedminster, was scheduled to close from 8pm until 6am every night but the road will now remain open.

The closures, which were listed on One.Network, have now been postponed. Initially, the roads will be closed from the junction with Sheene Road to the junction with East Street and during the night, access to roads including Church Lane and Stafford Street will be limited.

The roadworks are scheduled to end by the end of August of this year after extensive work to transform the area to make it accessible. Bristol City Council confirmed that there will be a two-week notice for any further overnight closures affecting Malago Road and Dolby Avenue.

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The road, which is currently in a one-way system, is part of a roadworks project that has taken more than two years to get to this point. Workers dug up the road to install the Bedminster branch of the new District Heat Network, which will serve all the various apartment buildings and student flats along Dalby Avenue and Malago Road.

With much of Malago Road still open and dug up and looking as it has done for the past year or so, residents told Bristol Live in April they were concerned that the contractors would not be finished this summer. With regular gridlock on alternative routes around the Malago Road closure - particularly on St John’s Road and Catherine Mead Street, traders and residents have been watching closely to see when the work would be completed.

A spokesperson for Bristol City Council said in April: “Significant progress has been made on the essential development works taking place on Malago Road. The project remains on track to re-open the road to two way traffic by the end of August.”

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