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Road works start on city artery

Eight weeks of works costing 120,000 are under way in the Stokes Croft area of Bristol aimed at improving safety for people walking and cycling.

Changes are being put in place banning drivers from turning left into City Road or right from Jamaica Street.

Figures from the city council show one person died and 17 people were injured at these junctions in three years to April 2007.

New cycle routes will also be painted along the section of the road.

Traffic lights

Councillor Jon Rogers said: "Stokes Croft currently isn't working for anyone - cyclists, pedestrians or motorists.

"It is well-known as a nightmare stretch of road to negotiate, particularly at peak times, and for more vulnerable road users.

"The scheme is designed to resolve the safety issues and ensure a smoother journey for all."

Alterations will be made to traffic lights at both Jamaica Street and City Road to help reduce congestion.

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