Bristol set for travel disruptions with 20,000 students arriving this weekend

Roads will be closed to make way for a shuttle bus service to and from the University of Bristol on Saturday (September 10).

<p>Bristol University is hosting its final open day on Saturday (September 10). </p>

Bristol University is hosting its final open day on Saturday (September 10).

More than 20,000 students are expected to descend upon the city as the University of Bristol hosts its final open day on Saturday (September 10).

Businesses around the heart of the university’s Clifton Campus have been asked to prepare for a bumper day - chiefly Tyndall Avenue, Woodland Road, Queens Road, and the Triangle.

Tyndall Avenue, Woodland Road, and Priory Road will be closed to general traffic on the open day to allow a shuttle bus services to operate.

There will be a one-way system in place from St Michael’s Hill, along Tyndall Avenue, turning right onto Woodland Road and exiting at Tyndall’s Park Road.

Vice-Chancellor for Education at Bristol University, Tansy Jessop said: “Welcoming excited prospective students and their loved ones to the University is one of the highlights of the year for us.

“Over two days in June this year we showed around 30,000 what a fantastic place Bristol is, both to study and live, and we can’t wait to do it again on Saturday.

“Once again, we hope the day will showcase Bristol to a new audience, while also giving a bumper day to local businesses.”

The First Bus service 72 will divert via Queens Avenue, Elmdale Road and Tyndall’s Park Road in both directions.

Buses will stop at the bus stops on diversion routes. The U2 service will operate as usual.

Free shuttle bus services will be available from various sites around the city, including Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Parkway and Portway Park and Ride.