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21 November 2014

Partial closure of Upper Maudlin Street and Marlborough Street to allow crane access

Two lanes of Upper Maudlin Street and Marlborough Street will be closed to traffic this weekend (22 and 23 November) to allow access for a crane. The remaining lane will allow traffic to pass eastbound (toward St James' Barton roundabout), with westbound traffic being diverted via Earl Street, Whitson Street and Lower Maudlin Street. Some delays should be expected. The traffic management plan has been approved by the Highways Agency.

The crane will be lifting structural components into place in the Bristol Royal Infirmary's King Edward Building, as part of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust's ongoing redevelopment programme. The work being carried out will greatly improve the hospital environment for patients and allow the Trust to change the way it delivers care to its patients, ensuring an even better patient experience.

Deborah Lee, Deputy Chief Executive, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust said: "We realise that some drivers will find these changes inconvenient and I'm sorry for that, but sadly these disruptions are unavoidable if we are to achieve our vision for our hospitals."

There will be further lane closures, with similar traffic restrictions, on the weekend of 6 and 7 December.