Bus lane proposed to speed journeys on route 73

Proposed Bus LaneSouth Gloucestershire Council (SGC) is inviting public comment on a proposed scheme to add a bus lane to the southbound carriageway of Great Stoke Way, near the Sainsbury’s superstore.

The proposed work would be carried out as part of the Greater Bristol Bus Network project, a £70 million scheme to improve bus services on ten key routes throughout the region.

The council hopes that the new bus lane will reduce journey times on the 73 route, which passes through Bradley Stoke on its way from Cribbs Causeway to Bristol city centre.

Delays on this service are particularly bad during the morning rush hour, as traffic queues on the approach to the Abbey Wood roundabout on the Avon Ring Road (A4174).

In its overview of the scheme, the council says:

“The existing carriageway will be widened to accommodate the new bus lane. Therefore, the number of lanes for general traffic will not be reduced. An additional left turn lane will also be available for general traffic on the approach to the Abbey Wood roundabout.”

Taxis, motorcyclists and cyclists will also be permitted to use the new bus lane.

The public consultation runs until Friday 26th June.

More Information: Great Stoke Way Southbound Bus Lane (SGC).

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