Responding to news of further disruption to the M32, Martin Garrett, chair of Transport for Greater Bristol (TfGB), said:
“The long-term and substantial disruption planned to the M32 is costly and entirely unnecessary.
“The bus bridge under construction is a totally illogical project that results from the convolutions of local politics rather than simple common sense.
“As well as the unnecessary cost of a new bridge, an even greater cost will be to a local economy already damaged by Bristol’s creaking and archaic transport system as people struggle to get around even more.”
Last year academics at the University of West England suggested that adding slip roads to the existing Stoke Lane Bridge as an alternative to the ongoing work; an option that TfGB have described as far cheaper, more effective and less disruptive.