Wyndham Way

 

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Wyndham Way, Portishead consultation.

We have carefully considered all the responses we received and as a result the originally proposed improvement scheme for Wyndham Way in Portishead has been completely reassessed, additional traffic flow monitoring carried out and advice sought from independent highways consultants.

All of the above measures have confirmed that the originally proposed scheme to widen Wyndham Way between the Sheepway and ‘sail’ roundabouts to create a second lane for traffic heading into the town will have the greatest impact on increasing the capacity for Portishead-bound traffic and reducing queuing on Portbury Hundred.

As a direct result of the responses received during the consultation, two important modifications have been made to the newly proposed scheme:

  1. Concern was expressed about the removal of trees which form a screen between Wyndham Way and Heron Gardens. As a result of this feedback, these works have now been removed from the newly proposed scheme.
  2. Concern was expressed about increasing the width of the two existing signal-controlled pedestrian and cycle crossings on Wyndham Way, which would have required increasing the vehicular red-time so that pedestrians could continue to cross safely. As a result of this feedback, the newly proposed scheme includes both crossings being installed with central islands, meaning vehicular red-time on the outbound carriageway will be slightly reduced from the existing delay.

You can download the full consultation report and appendices below.

What happens next?

The Executive Member whose portfolio includes highways is due to consider the results of the Wyndham Way consultation later this month (February 2019). They will then make a decision whether or not to authorise the implementation of the newly proposed improved scheme, which includes the modifications outlined above.

Timeline

  • Opened
    30 Apr 2018 at 09:00
  • Closed
    10 Jun 2018 at 23:00
  • Response Published
    08 Feb 2019

Details

Organisational Information

Organisation
Contact Name Paul Paton
Job title Transport Policy Officer
Contact Email paul.paton@n-somerset.gov.uk
Contact Telephone 01934 426 809

Project Information

Aim of this consultation To see if the proposed improvements need modification
Close Date 10 Jun 2018 23:00
Consultation Topic Environment - building work, transport, trees and recycling, Transport - construction and repair, travel or policy
Context for this consultation Last year the government allocated £2.8m for improvements to junction 19 of the M5 at Portishead, as part of a national congestion relief programme. We’ve been working with Highways England to look at possible solutions. Our investigations have shown the motorway congestion is partly due to limited capacity on the A369 Wyndham Way.Therefore, as well as changes at junction 19 to be carried out by Highways England, we’ve also been looking at how we can increase capacity on Wyndham Way.