Bristol City Council has begun its search for a contractor to deliver its rapid transit bus project.
The planned route will run from Ashton Vale to the Temple Meads train line and aims to significantly speed up bus services between the north and south of Bristol.
Normal or bendy buses will run on a largely segregated route, separate from car traffic, and will be given priority over other vehicle users at traffic lights.
The works, which form part of the wider West of England transport programme, will be broken up into seven separate design and build contracts.
A £30 million two-way bus route between Long Ashton Park and Ride and the Museum of Bristol will be the largest individual contract, followed by the new £13 million bridge between Stoke Lane and the M32.
The remaining five contracts involve the construction of two new bridges and upgrades to three existing bridges on the route, bringing the total value of the project to £52 million.
Author: Editor Gavin Pearson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 202 0255)