Major improvements at the Aztec West roundabout in South Gloucestershire have now been completed thanks to funding from the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
The £4.3m project involved putting in more lanes on the approaches to the roundabout, widening the foot and cycle way, new pedestrian and cyclist crossings, and additional advance direction signs.
Funding was provided by the West of England LEP through the Local Growth Fund, Economic Development Fund and Revolving Infrastructure Fund, administered by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). The scheme was managed and implemented by South Gloucestershire Council.
Professor Steve West, Chair of the West of England LEP, said: “We’re a very successful region but that means congestion, so it’s essential that we continue to invest in improving our transport links. This investment ease traffic flow at what is a key interchange, benefiting residents and businesses.”
South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, Cllr Colin Hunt, said: “The Aztec West scheme completes four junction improvements along the A38 corridor designed, managed and constructed by South Gloucestershire Council. The improvements funded by the LEP provide greater traffic capacity to support new developments in the area and also provides improved links for cyclists and pedestrians, with three new toucan crossings constructed around this busy junction.”
West of England Mayor, Tim Bowles, said: “I’m committed to getting our region moving. The changes to this junction will not only make a difference to drivers and bus users, the road safety improvements will also benefit pedestrians and cyclists, helping encourage sustainable travel to and from local businesses and residential areas.”