The Main Objective
Divert the bulk of A36 (city ring road) westbound traffic away from the village. This is achieved by converting Rossiter Road, along the river, from one-way eastbound to two-way.
One of the main reasons why the Widcombe Association was formed in 1981 was to campaign to restore our ‘High Street’ (comprising Widcombe Parade, Sussex Place and Claverton Buildings) to its original status as an attractive, successful shopping area, released from the noise and environmental pollution of busy main-road traffic.
B&NES Council Cabinet finally approved the plan in June 2012. Work on the Parade began in June 2014 orginially due for completion by December 2014.
Read the History of the Project here…
Works on Rossiter Road in Bath are nearing completion; on Friday June 5, west-bound A36 traffic will be switched onto Rossiter Road, restoring Widcombe Parade to a local high street. On Sunday June 7, all work will be suspended and Widcombe Parade closed to traffic for the Widcombe Street Party on 7th June
Following the party, Bath & North East Somerset Council’s contractors ERH will return to finish the scheme – this will include:
Surfacing Claverton Street/Lyncombe Hill junction w/c June 8; this will require a single night closure for westbound A36 traffic, with signed diversions.
Completion of paving on Claverton Street up to Lyncombe Hill, with a new signal crossing at the east end of Widcombe Parade will be commissioned and switched on w/c June 8.
The pay and display car park will be re-opened by mid-June.
Latest Timings given for works (as at 20th April 2015) are as follows:
Paving in Parade and construction of pedestrian crossing build-outs complete by 25th April
Night-time resurfacing and closure of Parade and White Hart junctions including access to Prior Park Rd and Widcombe Hill 8pm – 6am 20 – 27th April
Scheme to be complete by May 8th
Features of Scheme
- 20 mph speed limit and design.
- Widcombe Parade; local traffic one way eastbound.
- Pulteney Road South; two way local traffic.
- Double mini roundabout at junction of Widcombe Parade, Widcombe Hill and Prior Park Road.
- New pedestrian crossings.
- Two way cycling connections.
- Retained on-street short stay shopper parking.
- Business and surgery drop off bays.
- High quality “conservation” paving.
- Improved built environment, including better pavements.
- New tree planting scheme, including a gateway tree at west end of parade.
Tel: 01225 394041Visit the B&NES website