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Operational Note: Temporary traffic lights on Hartcliffe Way

Operational Note: Temporary traffic lights on Hartcliffe Way

Works to create a new junction for the Hartcliffe Reuse and Recycling Centre (RRC) will start on Monday 17 January 2022 for approximately 16 weeks.

7 January 2021

To enable the works to take place, two-way temporary traffic lights will be installed on Hartcliffe Way (A3029) between the Headley Lane and Novers Lane junctions. The lights will be phased north and southbound and will operate 24 hours a day.

The work to create a new junction for access to the recycling centre is an essential part of the project to bring additional capacity to Bristol to meet the city’s growing demand for recycling.

Once complete, the centre will be the largest household recycling centre in the region. The modern, accessible facility will be the third recycling site in Bristol, and will help to reduce demand and congestion at the two existing sites.

A split-level layout and one-way traffic system will enable residents to safely sort their items into easily accessible, dedicated bins, making it easier and more convenient for everyone to recycle their household waste.

The new recycling centre will also host the city’s largest Reuse Shop and workshop, selling pre-loved items and saving them from going to waste. Bristol Waste’s first Reuse Shop, in Avonmouth, has already diverted more than 50 tonnes from the waste stream since opening in June 2020.

The recycling centre is due to open later in 2022 and will be operated by Bristol Waste Company, the city's local recycling, waste collection and street cleansing company.

A spokesperson for Bristol Waste Company said: “We understand that this will cause some disruption, for which we apologise. We ask road users to bear with us while we complete these works to support the delivery of the much-needed new reuse and recycling centre to serve south Bristol’s residents.”

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