Local residents in the Pile Marsh area will be very familiar with this sight on Fireclay Rd.
This collapsed crash barrier was reported to Bristol City Council 5 months ago. Problems with crash barriers have also been found on Whitchurch Lane in Hartcliffe, Callington Rd in Brislington and St Phillips Causeway. Reports have been produced for some sites and others are being prepared.
In the case of Fireclay Rd road conditions have changed since the installation of this crash barrier. A length of the crash barrier can be removed and a shorter, renovated section left in place. When all the reports have been received Bristol City Council Highways team will put the work out for tender and it is hoped that work will be carried out during May to June although no guarantees have been made that this will be the case.
Updated 25th October – tree works were carried out on Friday 23rd October in preparation for the work which is due to start the following week for a duration of 4 weeks.
Updated 13th November – contractors have completed work and Bristol City Council’s Highways officers will be inspecting the works on Monday 16th November.
Although the collapsed section of barrier on Fireclay Rd is unsightly it does not present a risk and a wide section of the pavement is still accessible. By repairing all the problems crash barrier under one contract the overall cost will be much less than dealing with each problem section of crash barrier on an individual basis.