Measures to reduce congestion at the Aztec West Roundabout on the A38 Gloucester Road look set to be carried out within the next two years after the scheme was included in a successful bid for government funding.
It is one of three Local Pinch Point Schemes that will benefit from a recently announced £18.1 million Growth Deal award made to the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership for the period 2016 to 2021.
A South Gloucestershire Council spokesperson said:
“We are currently investigating improvement options at the Aztec West Roundabout that will include widening of the A38 southbound approach and the provision of pedestrian/cycle crossings.”
“The objective of the scheme is to increase capacity at the junction and enhance pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities. The scheme will be designed and phased to accommodate MetroBus bus priority works at the Bradley Stoke Way approach to the same junction.”
“Subject to the final approval of the Local Growth Funding by the Local Enterprise Partnership, design work will be completed before undertaking consultation with key stakeholders and the general public during 2015. The timetable for carrying out the highway works has not yet been finalised, but the Local Growth Funding award is for 2016/17.”
Photo: Traffic congestion at the Aztec West Roundabout (archive image).
This article originally appeared in the March 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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