What happens if your non compliant vehicle is diverted into the Clean Air Zone.
Planned roadworks and diversions
If your vehicle is diverted due to planned roadworks into the Clean Air Zone and you follow the signed diversion route, you will not have to pay the zone charge. Cameras on the route will be suspended.
paid a zone charge due to a road diversion you can apply for a refund of the zone charge
received a Penalty Charge Notice (fine) due to the road diversion you can appeal the Clean Air Zone fine
You must follow the diversion route. If you drive in the zone anywhere that is not on the signed diversion route you will receive a Penalty Charge Notice that you will have to pay.
Planned M5 closures and diversions
M5 closures 10 and 11 June
There will be M5 closures in both directions between junctions 19 and 21 from 10pm to 5am on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June.
There will be an official diversion route on the A4 and A3029 leading into the A370. If you follow the signed diversion route, you will not have to pay the zone charge.
- Tuesday 4 July: Clifton Suspension Bridge closure all day
Unplanned roadworks and road closures
Unplanned roadworks and road closures due to highway defects, road traffic accidents, burst water mains etc that will not be known about in advance.
If your vehicle is diverted due to unplanned roadworks into the Clean Air Zone when you would not normally have driven in the zone, you will not have to pay the zone charge. Cameras on the route around the incident will normally be suspended once the incident is known.
paid a zone charge due to an unplanned road diversion you can apply for a refund of the zone charge
received a Penalty Charge Notice (fine) due to the unplanned road diversion you can appeal the Clean Air Zone fine
Malago Road Clean Air Zone diversion
The northbound side of Malago Road is closed until summer 2024 while we work to improve transport connections as part of the Bedminster Green regeneration project.
To access Whitehouse Lane, Whitehouse Street, Princess Street and Windmill Farm business and industrial areas without entering the Clean Air Zone, you'll need to follow a temporary diversion route.
You'll need to follow the exact route indicated on the plan, starting at Dean Lane and following diversion signs for Whitehouse Lane and Whitehouse Street industrial areas.
So that you can access the diversion route, vehicles can now turn right into New Charlotte Street.
Download a pdf map of the Malago Road diversion route (284 KB)