MetroBus construction work on Bradley Stoke Way, which could take up to two-and-a-half-years to complete, looks set to begin on Wednesday 2nd September.
Signs advertising a projected 18-week closure of a short section of Woodlands Lane, close to its junction with Bradley Stoke Way, were modified last Friday to show the revised start date (previously given as 24th August).
Contractors Alun Griffiths have already set up a site compound on an unused section of road by the Aztec West Roundabout. The compound backs onto some properties on Oaktree Crescent, and Griffiths have written to residents to inform them about the compound works.
A spokesperson for the firm told The Journal:
“The traffic management (TM) at Woodlands Lane has been established to enable us to safely and efficiently construct the new junction and approach works. The TM plan shows the short diversion via Pear Tree Road and we shall also be turning off the traffic lights to enable free flow of traffic through the works from Aztec West Roundabout.”
Additional information on the MetroBus Build webpage states:
“Footway diversions will put in place to allow for the new dedicated bus lane at the Aztec West Roundabout approach to Gloucester Road.”
“Traffic management will be in place along Bradley Stoke Way to undertake utility diversions and road widening along Bradley Stoke Way towards Patchway Brook Roundabout [near Aldi].”
Whilst the road closure is in operation, bus services 73 & X73 will divert via Bradley Stoke Way and Pear Tree Road in both directions.
There will be temporary stops posted on Bradley Stoke Way (Orchards Gate) and two stops posted in Pear Tree Road – one outside The Pavilions shopping centre and the other between Ottrells Mead and Cooks Close.
For more information about bus diversions, contact First Customer Services on 0117 244 4040.
Above: Woodlands Lane traffic management (click to enlarge).
A more detailed map can be viewed here [PDF on Dropbox].
Related link: North Fringe Rapid Transit (MetroBus)
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