Currently we are digging a 4 metre deep trench adjacent to the carriageway to accommodate underground services.
It needs to be this deep so that roots of nearby trees are protected.
To enable us to do this safely we will be closing approximately 40 metres of the southbound lane by using 24 hour, 2-way temporary traffic lights.
This will not affect access to the Worthys.
The trenching work should complete by Friday 23rd June, if not earlier.
The lights will be manually controlled during peak hours 07.00-09.30 and 15.30-18.00.
Rather than hauling all the excavated soil away to landfill sites, it is being relocated to the South Bristol Transport Link Road to 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.
The new road features two new bridges. The first crosses the main railway line into Parkway and the second crosses Ham Brook.
The new road is approximately 70% complete and is due to open in the autumn.
Currently, 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 and 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 (sound barrier) to protect local housing from the Network Rail Bridge continues towards Great Stoke Way. As well as the sound attenuation bund, 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 during the next couple of weeks.
Throughout the length of the new link road, excess spoil is being removed and topsoil distributed to landscaping areas. Seeding and planting is taking place at the same time.
Remaining areas of surfacing and road markings will take place during July/August.
Alun Griffiths have set up a phone number for anyone with questions about the construction works. The number is manned between 8am and 6pm Monday to Saturday. Outside these hours, please leave a message and your call will be returned. The number is: 0845 86 22 327.