MetroBus contractors Alun Griffiths have announced that they will commence construction of the final stretch of new bus lane on Bradley Stoke Way next week (w/c Monday 27th February). The work area is located at the southern end of Bradley Stoke Way between Great Meadow Roundabout (junction with Baileys Court Road) and Great Stoke (Rabbit) Roundabout.
Vegetation clearance at the site began several weeks ago and some of the work area (opposite the junction with The Worthys) has already been fenced off.
The objective is to widen the carriageway to construct a new southbound bus lane on the eastern verge of the road, starting from a point approximately 300m back from Great Stoke Roundabout.
Full details may be viewed in a plan of the work area [PDF, 1MB].
A Griffiths spokesperson said:
“We anticipate that these works will last for approximately three months. Initially, we need to complete some groundwork, removing topsoil and the embankment. Temporary traffic lights will be required over a period which shall remain intermittent throughout the scheme, with an overall duration not expected to exceed three weeks over the anticipated three-month construction period. These traffic lights will be in operation at off-peak times only.”
“Earthworks will be planned once trial holes have been sunk. The project manager may decide to delay the earthworks until a favourable weather window materialises, in order to minimise issues with mud on the road.”
“All works will be during normal daytime working hours Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm and Saturday 8am to 1pm. During these hours, we will, at times, be using heavy plant machinery to lay and compact foundations for the new carriageway. This may cause some noise and vibration to the nearest properties.”
“We apologise for any disruption caused throughout this period of work and thank you for your continued patience as we work towards the conclusion of our works in this area.”
Photos: 1 Fenced-off verge near The Worthys (24th February). 2 Vegetation near Great Stoke Roundabout clearance (10th February).
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