The £57 million Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension (CPME) has reached a significant milestone following the completion of improvement work at the San Andreas roundabout next to the Mall at Cribbs Causeway.
The overall CPME scheme will improve the public transport network by providing an alternative, fast and direct bus route between Bristol Parkway Station and The Mall, via the Cribbs Patchway New Neighbourhood on the former airfield site.
The improvements at the San Andreas roundabout include:
- A new road link at the roundabout will, in the future, provide a sustainable transport route into the Cribbs Patchway New Neighbourhood. Metrobuses, other local buses, emergency vehicles, taxis, motorcycles, and cyclists will use the route
- Traffic signals to improve safety, manage predicted growth in traffic, control flows to suit varying demands during the day and allow for future bus priority measures
- New toucan crossings providing safer pedestrian and cyclist routes.
Simultaneously, South Gloucestershire Council has completed the extension of the shared use path from the San Andreas roundabout along Hayes Way, to further improve pedestrian and cyclist access in the area.
Landscaping work, including tree planting, will take place at San Andreas during the rest of this year.
Construction of the metrobus extension is expected to finish in early 2023. The project is funded by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership through the Local Growth Fund.
Dates and timeframes may be subject to further change. South Gloucestershire Council will continue to keep the community up to date via social media and their website. Any updates will be posted on social media via www.facebook.com/sgloscpme and the project webpage at www.southglos.gov.uk/cpmetrobus. People are also encouraged to sign up for the project newsletter, which can be done by visiting the project webpage.