South Bristol link road: North Somerset Council gives approval

Artist impression of road The combined road and bus route also includes new cycle and pedestrian paths

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Plans for the proposed south Bristol link road have been approved by one of the two local authorities involved with the scheme.

North Somerset councillors have voted in favour of the 3.1-mile (5km) road linking the A370, near Long Ashton, to the Cater Road roundabout in Hartcliffe.

Bristol City Council will decide on the plan at the end of November.

If it also approves the proposal, the road is due to be built by 2017.

The West of England partnership said the road would alleviate congestion.

The combined road and bus route also includes new cycle and pedestrian paths.

Bristol City and North Somerset Councils are contributing some £15m towards the cost of the road with other funding coming from the Department for Transport.

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