MetroBus Works Update: W/C 17th July 2017

Aztec West

MetroBus road works completed. Shelters need to be sealed and the cones will remain until this has been done. South Gloucestershire Council will be closing Aztec West Roundabout for surfacing from this evening with the roundabout being closed from 8pm until 6am.

Bradley Stoke Way

Landscaping is now taking place along Bradley Stoke Way to the verges. This will form the embankments which will then be turfed and planted. This work is very weather dependent.

Bradley Stoke Way between Patchway Brook and Tesco

The bus lane will remain closed to allow the landscaping and re-profiling work to the verges to be undertaken. This includes turfing and further tree/shrub planting. Work on the drainage system near to Primrose Bridge needs to be done for pollution control measures. The re-profiling is due to be complete within the next few weeks. Once works are complete all road cones shall be removed.

Between Great Meadow and Great Stoke Roundabout 

Along this stretch of road we are building a new bus lane heading south towards Parkway Station and the new Stoke Gifford Transport Link Road that will connect Parkway North with the A4174 ring road.

Earthworks are 95% compete and drainage has commenced.

Rather than hauling all the excavated soil away to landfill sites, it is being relocated to the South Bristol Transport Link Road where it is being used to landscape the area.

The work to create the new bus lane between Great Meadow and Great Stoke roundabouts is due to be completed in August.

Stoke Gifford Transport Link

As part of the MetroBus project we are building a new link road that will connect the A4174 ring road, close to the junction with Coldharbour Lane, to Parkway North and Bradley Stoke Way. This new road should significantly ease congestion around Filton and Abbey Wood.

The new road features two new bridges. The first crosses the main railway line into Parkway and the second crosses Ham Brook.

Earthmoving has now commenced to landscape areas to the final design profile. Once completed, fencing and finishing to the footways etc. will follow. The final surface to the carriageway will commence in late July into early August.

The area either side of Hambrook Bridge has been surfaced with the exception of the final surface course which will be laid in late July and early August. Landscaping and fencing is continuing.

Surfacing works to the various islands on the A4174 ring road have taken place although some anti-skid works remain within the coned-off areas. Final surfacing to Oxleigh Way will take place at the end of July and early August. Traffic signals installation at the junction of the Stoke Gifford Transport Link and the A4174 ring road will be undertaken by South Gloucestershire Council in August/September.

Coldharbour Lane/Stoke Lane

The work on Stoke Lane is due to complete early autumn. The road is being widened to accommodate a new bus lane that means diverting utilities, installing new drains, realigning the kerb and building a retaining wall. While this work is taking place there will be narrow lanes with occasional short length, short term traffic lights to protect the work force.

The application of stone cladding to the new retaining wall on Stoke Lane has now been completed.

From today, Monday 17th July,  there will be three way lights in operation at the junction between Stoke Lane and Frenchay Park Road for two weeks. These will be manually controlled at peak times between 7-9:30 am and 3:30 – 6pm. As from the 31st July until the first week of September, they will revert back to their current operation until the junction work is completed and the permanent lights installed and operational. The temporary lights will continue to be manually controlled at peak times between 7-9:30 am and 3:30 – 6pm until this time.

There are temporary two way traffic lights between Wright Way and Longdown Avenue until Friday 28th July. This is for a large diameter deep drainage crossing.

The shared footpath for cyclists and pedestrians on Stoke Lane will remain open.

M32 Junction 3 (St Pauls)

The new bus lane will remain coned off until the average speed cameras are operating and enforced

M32 New MetroBus Only Junction

The junction will remain coned off until the Cribbs Causeway to Hengrove Park MetroBus services start.

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

Highways England also provides live traffic information for the motorway network via their website at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic or from a phone or mobile device at m.highways.gov.uk

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