Bristol City Council are planning to strengthen the weak section of the Chocolate Path in the summer and this will require them to close Cumberland Road to east-bound traffic.
The Council were planning to make Cumberland Road one-way as part of its clean-air programme (see this post). The repair to the Chocolate Path brings this forward a year.
In the latest Cabot eNews bulletin, Lib-Dem Councillor Mark Wright explains:
The Council has … shown me detailed diagrams of the proposed machinery required to do the piling into the mud to secure the river bank, and I reluctantly accept that the riverside lane will need to be closed. The Council plans to install lights to allow *buses only* to travel eastbound as they arrive (i.e. Metrobus).
Speed warning signs
In the same eNews bulletin, Mark Wright reports:
After years of nagging, the Council has agreed to re-install the speed detecting Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS) on Cumberland Rd that were removed during the Metrobus works. The solar powered VAS will be between lamp posts 30 and 31 on Cumberland Road, facing the oncoming traffic flashing 30mph when people speed. Installation likely in February or shortly after.
Caravan site proposals
The Council has released proposals for a major development involving the Baltic Wharf Caravan site off Cumberland Road. The proposed 165-home development on the site will be one of the first by Bristol City Council’s own housing company Goram Homes. The £55m project will be delivered in partnership with Essex-based building firm Hill. It will include one-, two- and three-bedroom flats, including exclusive waterfront penthouses and 66 affordable homes.