Major alterations planned for Aztec West Roundabout, Woodlands Lane junction and Bradley Stoke Way.
South Gloucestershire Council and Bristol City Council have opened an informal ‘pre-consultation’ on planned changes to road layouts, speed limits and parking arrangements along the route of the proposed North Fringe to Hengrove Package (NFHP) MetroBus Scheme, which was granted planning permission earlier this year.
The ‘pre-consultation’ is a precursor to the preparation of statutory orders (Traffic Regulation Orders or TROs), which are expected to be published during 2015.
MetroBus represents a major investment in public transport, which the councils hope will change the way people travel throughout South Gloucestershire and the Bristol area. It aims to create a new network of high frequency bus routes with fast and reliable services linking key areas of housing, jobs, and shopping.
The NFHP scheme will link south Bristol with Cribbs Causeway and Emersons Green via the city centre. Locally, buses will travel from the Ring Road (A4174) along the yet-to-be-constructed Stoke Gifford By-Pass before traversing the full length of Bradley Stoke Way up to the Aztec West Roundabout.
The project will see a number of sections of new bus lane constructed along Bradley Stoke Way, including a long stretch running from the end of the existing bus lane adjacent to the Willow Brook Centre up to Patchway Brook Roundabout (near Aldi). There will also be major changes on the approach to the Aztec West Roundabout and reconfiguration of the Woodlands Lane junction.
New MetroBus stops are planned adjacent to the Willow Brook Centre and close to Patchway Brook, Webbs Wood & Great Meadow Roundabouts.
Digital versions of the plans can be viewed on the TravelWest website at www.travelwest.info/NFHPconsult. Paper copies are available for inspection at Bradley Stoke Library. Comments must be submitted by 9th January 2015.
An indicative construction timeline submitted with the NFHP MetroBus planning application suggested that construction work on the Bradley Stoke section of the route could start as early as April 2015 and last for 30 months.
Related link: North Fringe Rapid Transit (The Journal)
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