MetroBus Works Update: W/C 6th November 2017

Stoke Gifford Transport Link

We are building a new road linking the A4174 ring road, close to M32 Junction 1, to Parkway North and Bradley Stoke Way. This new road should significantly ease congestion around Filton and Abbey Wood.

Looking from both ends the Stoke Gifford Transport Link appears to be completed. However, there are still several things that need to be completed before the road can be opened.

  • The bridge over Ham Brook is now completed and our contractors, Alun Griffiths, are laying the road surface.
  • Final landscaping can then take place.
  • Bristol Water need to lay a new water main under the road at the Curtis Lane bridge.
  • Western Power need to provide metered power supplies to work the traffic signals
  • South Gloucestershire’s signals team need to install the signals along with the induction loops in the road that alert the signals to oncoming traffic

Once everything is complete, checks will be carried out on the road, bridges and traffic signal junctions. Once approved, the Stoke Gifford Transport Link will be opened to traffic.

Please note: currently there are off-peak lane closures on the A4174 ring road at the junction with the Stoke Gifford Transport Link for the installation of traffic lights. From Friday 1st until Sunday 3rd December there will be longer closures on the eastbound lane to complete remaining items.

Coldharbour Lane/Stoke Lane

Stoke Lane is being widened to accommodate a new bus lane. This has meant diverting utilities, installing new drains, realigning the kerb and building a retaining wall.

Surfacing work is almost complete coming and road markings have progressed in all areas. Drainage works are continuing just south of the retaining wall, and the Toucan crossings are still to be completed

Rupert Street

Work continues to widen the NCP side of Rupert Street and create an additional lane. Access to businesses will be maintained. This should be completed by early December.

From early December until February 2018 work will move to the other side of the road. The existing bus stops will be upgraded with new shelters, raised platforms and new paving.

Concrete pads will be installed along the entire length of the bus stops to reduce wear and tear and reduce the need for future maintenance. Some noise disturbance is anticipated during the installation of the concrete pads.

Cumberland Road

Work continues to install a new MetroBus stop close to Vauxhall Bridge. This will include a toucan crossing and a new pedestrian and cyclist entrance to the Chocolate Path.

A new bus lane and bus gate will be installed near to the junction with Mardyke Ferry Road; and a new MetroBus stop will be constructed at Wapping Wharf near Gaol Ferry Bridge/Gaol Ferry Steps.

Bathurst Basin Bridge

Our contractors are building a new bridge alongside the existing bridge which takes Commercial Road over the Bathurst Basin.

More details can be found here: https://travelwest.info/metrobus/metrobus-build/spike-island

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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