Barton House evacuation: information for residents.

What we're doing, when the work will start.

Where we're doing the work

We're working on a scheme to improve walking, cycling and public transport at:

  • Park Row
  • Perry Road
  • Upper Maudlin Street
  • Colston Street

What we're doing

Proposed improvements include:

  • upgrading cycle lanes and other cycle infrastructure
  • upgrading crossings and other pedestrian infrastructure
  • upgrading traffic signals
  • creating loading and disabled bays

The work will:

  • make it easier and safer to walk and cycle
  • encourage more sustainable travel in the area
  • provide a more welcoming environment for businesses and their customers

We made the following changes to the scheme, based on feedback during the community engagement:  

  • installing no entry signage at Lower Church Lane
  • new loading bays on Perry Road and Upper Maudlin Street
  • removing 2 bus stops on Park Row and Perry Road, as services have been discontinued
  • simplifying cycle infrastructure at Woodland Road
  • installing more resilient cycle lane bollards

When we're doing the work

Following community engagement in January 2022, we plan to start construction work in early 2024 on the permanent scheme for the area.

Construction work is expected to take around 12 months.

We'll try to keep two-way traffic moving during the work. Diversions will be put in place when one-ways are required. These will only be for short periods when work is carried out on the junctions of Woodland Road and St Michaels Hill, and potentially when work is carried out on the junction of Lower Maudlin Street, and while the roads are resurfaced.

Access to businesses will be maintained at all times during working hours.   

This project is part of the Department for Transport's Active Travel programme.