Potential for new Yate link with study into extra M4 junction

November 30 2016

A FEASIBILITY study into an extra junction on the M4 has been given the go-ahead - with hopes that it could lead to a new link to Yate.

A FEASIBILITY study into an extra junction on the M4 has been given the go-ahead - with hopes that it could lead to a new link to Yate.
South Gloucestershire Council has accepted £500,000 of Government funding for the study into linking the motorway with the A4174 ring road via a new junction 18a at Emersons Green.
A key aim of the scheme is to ease traffic congestion in that area and provide better access to employment sites such as the Emersons Green Enterprise Area - home to the Bristol and Bath Science Park. Work on the study is due to be completed in 2018.
Westerleigh councillor Claire Young said clarification was sought on whether the study would also look at having a link road to Yate.
But although councillors were told the funding was specifically for a motorway junction and link to the ring road, the study would consider other potential schemes such as a route to Yate.