All carriageway surfacing is now complete, including the road markings and anti-skid layer. Landscaping is now taking place along Bradley Stoke Way to the verge and swale areas. This will form the embankments which will then be turfed and planted. This work is very weather dependent. Alun Griffiths, our contractor, is looking to clear their compound in Woodland Lane in early June and at that time the cycle/foot path will be reopened.
Bradley Stoke Way between Patchway Brook and Tesco.
Landscaping is now taking place between Patchway Brook and Tesco roundabouts. The verges and swales are being re-profiled prior to turfing and tree/shrub planting. To enable this to be done safely, the bus lane will remain closed to ensure that traffic is kept away from the work force.
All MetroBus work is complete except for the installation of MetroBus shelters.
Bradley Stoke Way between Great Meadow and Great Stoke Roundabout
Earthworks and road excavation are now 95% complete and drainage installation has commenced. We will be re-sequencing our programme along this stretch so that elements of the work will wake place during the school summer holidays. This will mean less traffic and lessen safety concerns as we tie the new road and drainage into the existing. Further lighting columns need to be relocated.
A38 Gloucester Road
The Northbound MetroBus should be completed by the 3rd June. Surfacing to the southbound widening on Aztec West roundabout has been completed and is awaiting road marking. An anti-skid surface will be applied to this area in six weeks’ time once the surface has cured properly.
Stoke Gifford Transport Link
The road surfaces except for the top layer have been laid between Parkway North roundabout and the new Network Rail Bridge has been completed. The top surface has been added to Parkway North roundabout in addition. The final surface course will be laid to the new link road once all the verge works are complete. This will be one of the last tasks to be done before the road is opened.
Work to shape the verges and build the sound attenuation bund to protect local housing from the Network Rail Bridge has continues towards Great Stoke Way. A two metre high acoustic fence will be erected in June/July.
Work is ongoing either side of Hambrook bridge to complete the earthworks and drainage in order for the lower layers of carriageway surfacing to be laid in early June.
Throughout the length of the new link road, excess spoil is being removed and topsoil distributed to landscaping areas. This operation depends on favourable weather conditions. Seeding and planting is taking place at the same time.
The final surfacing and road markings have been completed to Oxleigh Way from the A4174 ring road.
Remaining areas of surfacing and road markings will take place during July/August. From Monday June 5th until Wednesday 7th June: Stop-Go Boards will manage traffic on Oxleigh Way (Crest Nicholson) for high friction surfacing to take place, traffic signal loops to be installed & road marking.
Hambrook Lane will be closed to all traffic from the morning of Tuesday 30th May until the afternoon of Friday 2nd June. This is to install lighting columns, a high friction road surface, traffic signal loops and to mark out the road.
The bus lanes are currently coned off due to building of a dry stone wall and landscaping.
A4174 Bromley Heath to Wick Wick
The new bus lane will remain coned off until flat spots on the bus lane have been remedied.
Coldharbour Lane/Stoke Lane
The work on Stoke Lane is due to complete early autumn and until then there will be narrow lanes with occasional short length, short term traffic lights for specific pieces of work.
The shared footpath for cyclists and pedestrians on Stoke Lane will remain open.
Work has started to create the northbound MetroBus stops on Coldharbour Lane. This will involve closing the nearside northbound carriageway. The work is expected to finish in late May. The parking outside the cemetery has now been reopened.
The application of stone cladding to the new retaining wall on Stoke Lane is about to commence. The work will take until July to complete and narrow lanes will be in place to maintain a safety zone and two way traffic.
Plan your journeys
The Travelwest website contains up to date travel information about road works in the West of England region: https://travelwest.info/travelupdates