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Major Updates

Stoke Lane reverts to two-way traffic

Stoke Lane has reverted to two-way traffic. Over the next few months our contractors will be using occasional short length and short term traffic lights for specific pieces of work. The 2+ lanes on the ring road between Coldharbour Lane and Hambrook lights have also been reinstated.

Improvements for bus services

We’re building two new MetroBus stops which will be located at the entrance of the new bus-only junction by the allotments. MetroBus services will provide fast and direct services to the city centre, the University of the West of England, Bristol Parkway and Cribbs Causeway.

We’re also extending bus priority measures in the area by providing a signalised bus gate on Stoke Lane and a longer length of bus lane. All bus services will be able to take advantage of a new extended southbound bus lane which will start opposite the Lancelot Road junction.

Improvements for pedestrians and cyclists

We’re resurfacing the pedestrian and cycling path on Stoke Lane. We’re also making a number of changes that will improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists:

  • Installing new pedestrian crossings at key locations will improve safety for pedestrians.
  • Making the junction between Stoke Lane and Frenchay Park Road safer.
  • Providing dedicated turning lanes to improve the flow of vehicles and cyclists at the junction with Frenchay Park Road.

Cyclists will also be able to use the new sections of bus lane on Stoke Lane.

Other improvements

We’re rebuilding the existing stone wall on Stoke Lane and creating a new grass verge between the wall and the footpath.

We’ll be planting new trees and shrubs along the eastern side of the Stoke Lane. This will complement and strengthen the existing
visual screening and provide continuity of habitat along the length of the road.

We’re also improving the area near Simms Hill by clearing the scrub in the field to the east of Stoke Lane below Simms Hill to allow grass
to redevelop.

View a plan of what we're building on Stoke Lane

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