Bristol Airport: Warning to passengers ahead of A38 closure

Aircraft takes off from Bristol Airport in sunset
Passengers are being urged to allow extra time for their journeys.

People travelling to Bristol Airport are being urged to allow extra time for their journeys because of planned road closures.

The A38 will be closed at Barrow Tanks overnight tonight (20 July) and Monday (24 July) until Friday.

The essential work, which is part of of North Somerset Council's Bus Improvement Plan, will include relaying road surfaces and redrawing road markings.

The key route will be closed at the junction of the A38 Bridgwater Road and the B3130 Barrow Street at Barrow Gurney.

An airport spokesperson said: "Diversions will be in place and all customers are advised to allow additional travel time to and from the Airport whilst the road closures are in place.  

"Customers travelling to and from the Airport by public transport are advised to check with their transport provider to see if the bus/coach service is operating during this time as the diversion route for public transport providers may add up to 40 minutes travel time."

A full list of closure dates and times:

  • Thursday 20 July from 8pm – Friday 21 July to 6am

  • Monday 24 July from 8pm – Tuesday 25 July to 6am  

  • Tuesday 25 July from 8pm – Wednesday 26 July to 6am

  • Wednesday 26 July from 8pm - Thursday 27 July to 6am

  • Thursday 27 July from 8pm – Friday 28 July to 6am  

  • Friday 28 July from 8pm – Saturday 29 July to 6am