A431 road

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A431 road
Major junctions
From: Bristol
  A4 A4 road
A4175 A4175 road
A4174 A4174 road
A420 A420 road
To: Bath
Road network

The A431 is an A road running from Bristol to Bath in England. It runs parallel to, and about 3 miles (4.8 km) to the north of, the A4, the principal route between Bristol and Bath on the south side of the River Avon.


The A431 begins at a junction with the A420 at St George, about a mile (1.6 km) east of central Bristol. From there it runs through Hanham, Longwell Green, Bitton and Kelston to Newbridge, Bath, where it joins the A4 which continues to central Bath.

2014 landslip and toll road[edit]

Main article: Kelston toll road

In February 2014 the road was closed near Kelston Park due to a landslip.[1] The closure lasted until 17 November 2014 as the ground continued to move.[2][3]

Local resident Mike Watts created a private toll road over agricultural land to bypass the closed section, which opened in August 2014.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Paul Wiltshire (21 February 2014). "Kelston Road to stay closed 'for the foreseeable future' amid deathtrap fears". Bath Chronicle. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Liza-Jane Gillespie (26 March 2014). "Fears that Kelston Road could be closed for a year". Bath Chronicle. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "A431 Kelston Road reopens as toll road closes". BBC News. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Guardian, http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/08/private-toll-road-field-100000th-vehicle
  5. ^ Bath & North East Somerset Council, http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/streets-and-highway-maintenance/roadworks/major-transport-schemes/a431-kelston-road-council

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Coordinates: 51°25′24″N 2°27′20″W / 51.42332°N 2.45553°W / 51.42332; -2.45553