Council gives confused message over Coniston Road closure

Road closure sign on Coniston Road, Patchway, Bristol.

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) says residents on Coniston Road and streets leading off it will “still be able to get in and out” during a road closure due to take place next week.

Matrix signs positioned on Coniston Road for the last week have been displaying the message “this road will be closed [from] 6 – 8  June“.

Despite the signs, there is no mention of a road closure on the roadworks page of SGC’s website, which only refers to “temporary traffic management” on Coniston Road, “from 40m south of Martins Close to Highwood Road”, for a week starting from Wednesday 6th June.

But First Bus, which operates the 75 service along Coniston Road, also appears to be under the impression that the road will be closed for long periods from Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th June. A notice on the company’s website reads:

“Due to the closure of Coniston Road Patchway on the above dates, service 75 (Cribbs Causeway – Hengrove) will divert via Highwood Road between 08:00 and 18:00.”

“South Gloucester Council have made provision for a shuttle service to operate between Martins Road and Highwood Road operating on an approximate 20 minute frequency.”

SGC says the road closure and/or traffic control are required  “to enable the construction of a zebra crossing complete with anti skid surfacing and road markings”. This is believed to be in connection with a previously advertised plan to upgrade the cyclist/pedestrian crossing near Martins Close to a raised table zebra crossing.


  1. Think the sign confused a lot of people they should have put the sign much nearer to where the work was being carried out !!.

  2. SGC says the works will be extended until at least Tuesday 12th June 2012.

    The shuttle service will therefore continue to operate on Monday and Tuesday next week.

    Coniston Road will be fully open to all traffic over the coming weekend and notices will be on each bus stop to this effect.

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