Progress on traffic calming at railway bridge

December 22 2016

PEOPLE who use Dodington Road railway bridge in Chipping Sodbury or live near the structure are being asked for their views on traffic calming measures.

PEOPLE who use Dodington Road railway bridge in Chipping Sodbury or live near the structure are being asked for their views on traffic calming measures.

As previously reported in Yate and Sodbury Voice, the proposed steps have to be taken to overcome problems that emerged when work started on the bridge as part of a major rail electrification scheme.

Network Rail had to raise the bridge parapets and take other action to prevent anyone getting near the overhead high voltage lines needed to power new electric trains on the Great Western railway line.

But there were concerns that visibility would be reduced as a consequence of the higher sides.

South Gloucestershire Council asked Network Rail to install traffic calming measures to help overcome the problem and the scheme drawn up is now open for consultation. 

The project involves installing speed humps on both approaches to the bridge. The work will be funded by Network Rail but carried out by the council, which will accept comments on the proposals up to January 11.