An £8 million investment will see a series of major roads cycle route improvements in parts of South Gloucestershire.

Filton, Patchway, Aztec West and Hambrook are all set to benefit from construction works this April.

The package of eight major schemes will help to tackle traffic congestion and increase the capacity and quality of the local road network and sustainable travel options such as cycle and pedestrian routes, ahead of the development of the planned Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood over the coming decade.

The A4174, Filton Roundabout will receive funding to extend the three-lane westbound approach to Filton Roundabout. Construction is expected to take place between May and September this year.

Carriageway resurfacing will also be carried out on Filton Avenue to replace the existing failed carriageway surface as part of the 2014/15 highway maintenance programme. Construction will take place over a two-week period in Autumn 2014, with the exact date to be confirmed.

Works will also be carried out to replace the road bridge on Church Road in Frampton Cotterell in a £250,000 scheme taking place between March and October 2014.

Government support for the schemes requires that the works be completed by March 2015 and for this reason some projects will run simultaneously during the works period.

However the schemes have been scheduled to minimise travel disruption where possible and road users are being encouraged to plan ahead to avoid delays, including considering alternative routes or other modes of transport where possible.

Up-to-date information on the schemes including details of consultations on individual projects and links to travel planning advice are available on the council’s website at

Updates will also be posted on the council’s Twitter account @sgloscouncil.