Local MP Jack Lopresti has announced that he is to host and chair a public meeting to discuss the controversial MetroBus scheme works.
Representatives from South Gloucestershire Council, MetroBus, the project contractors, First Bus and councillors have been invited.
The public meeting will be held on Friday 26th February 2016, at 7pm in the main hall of Bradley Stoke Community School, Fiddlers Wood Lane, Bradley Stoke BS32 9BS.
Mr Lopresti said:
“I have called a public meeting on the Metrobus Scheme works because I have been contacted by a large number of constituents who are concerned about the level of disruption the works are causing.”
“Whilst I am a keen supporter of the Metrobus Scheme; I am concerned about how the works have caused traffic chaos at times and about the slippage in the project’s timing.”
The move comes two months after MetroBus contractors Alun Griffiths Ltd announced that the closure of the Bradley Stoke Way / Woodlands Lane junction was being extended by around seven months, following the discovery of uncharted underground apparatus and the realisation that a high-pressure gas main is actually at a shallower depth than the scheme’s designers had been led to believe.
Construction of the North Fringe to Hengrove MetroBus scheme is programmed to take approximately two years, with the new MetroBus service running on the route by August 2017.
Related link: MetroBus construction in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)
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