Keynsham one-way traffic trial under way

Works to implement one-way traffic trial for Keynsham, which aims to reduce vehicles and make the High Street a more pleasant to shop, is under way, Bath & North East Somerset Council has said.

A  temporary one-way system will be used from 24 to 28 April, followed by a full closure of the High Street over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The road will reopen on 2 May with the new layout fully in place.

Bus services will also be rerouted and a number of stops added and/or replaced. Full details of these changes can be found here.

New traffic and public transport arrangements in Keynsham town centre

A council spokesperson said that the one-way trial was being carried out following public support during consultation on the B&NES Placemaking Plan and the Keynsham Transport Strategy which aims to reduce the impact of traffic, improve air quality and enable future improvements to the pedestrian environment.

Under the trial, the one-way system would work southbound on the High Street towards Bath Hill. At the end of the High Street, all traffic except buses will need to turn left. The current roundabout at the top of Bath Hill will be removed, creating a junction between the High Street and Bath Hill/Temple Street.

A cycle contraflow will be created northbound running parallel to the footway. A bus layby has also been built in Ashton Way.

More details regarding the trial can be found on the Bath & North East Somerset Council website.