Drivers could face more delays as scheme to improve the A4 for cyclists is scheduled to last up to a month
By BeckyFeather | Thursday, February 21, 2013, 16:59
Motorists in Saltford and Keynsham could face more delays in the coming weeks as work on providing a better cycle route on the A4 between Newton St Loe and Bath continues.
Drivers stuck in the queue from Keynsham to Bath earlier this week
There were long delays in the morning rush hour on Tuesday, with one lane heading into Bath closed and reports of traffic queueing as far back as the Hicks Gate roundabout.
The path along the north side of the A4 dual carriageway between the Globe roundabout and the junction of the A4 Bristol Road/A36 Lower Bristol Road is being widened for the use of pedestrians and cyclists. The project will take up to four weeks, Bath & North East Somerset Council confirmed today.
Councillor Roger Symonds (Lib Dem, Combe Down), the council's cabinet member for transport, said: "We want to provide the opportunity for more people to cycle quickly, safely and conveniently between Bath Spa University and the city centre.
"This project will particularly benefit cycling students. Bath & North East Somerset Council wants to create the right environment for people to cycle to get around, rather than use the private car."
Carolyn Puddicombe, director of estates at Bath Spa University, said: "We are very pleased that this essential work on improving cycle routes will benefit our staff and students who regularly cycle to campus, as well as the wider community."