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Woodlands Lane junction set to be fully reopened by end of February

Posted on Thursday 9th February 2017 at 6:25 pm by SH (Editor)

Roadside sign announcing closure of Woodlands Lane for 18 weeks from 2nd September.

MetroBus contractor Alun Griffiths and South Gloucestershire Council say they are on schedule to have the junction of Woodlands Lane with Bradley Stoke Way fully reopened by the end of February, subject to weather conditions allowing resurfacing operations to be completed as planned.

The Woodlands Lane junction was closed to all traffic on 2nd September 2015, for an estimated 18 weeks, but problems with uncharted and incorrectly charted gas and water mains have delayed work in the area. The ‘left turn in’ reopened on 26th February 2016 and the ‘left turn out’ on 31st May 2016, but the critical ‘right turn in’ and ‘right turn out’ movements are currently still unavailable 74 weeks after the original closure.

A series of overnight (8pm to 5am) closures of Bradley Stoke Way for resurfacing work, anticipated to span a period of three to four weeks, began on Wednesday 18th January. Initially, the closures have been ‘westbound only’ between Patchway Brook Roundabout (near Aldi) and the Aztec West Roundabout, but as we went to print we were informed that they were expected to be changed to ‘eastbound only’ from the beginning of February. [For the latest news, see our dedicated MetroBus Build page.]

Further overnight closures of the eastbound carriageway between the Woodlands Lane junction and Patchway Brook Roundabout are expected to be required during the week commencing Monday 6th February. Details of these will be announced on the Bradley Stoke Journal website and on the Alun Griffith’s community website.
A full weekend closure between the Woodlands Lane junction and Patchway Brook Roundabout had previously been on the cards, but this will now only be required if overnight work is disrupted by the weather.

Work on traffic signals at both the Woodland Lane and Orchard Gate junctions will take place over the same period as the resurfacing work.

Overnight works are being carried out between 8pm and 5am (approx.) with a target to complete the most noisy operations by 11pm. However, Griffiths warn that noise levels will still be noticeable throughout the night due to “vibration, warning beepers and moving plant”.

More: Work at other end of BSW set to start mid/end February »

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Overnight closures of Bradley Stoke Way (eastbound) for five nights this week

Posted on Monday 6th February 2017 at 3:58 pm by SH (Editor)

Sign advertising planned overnight and weekend closures of Bradley Stoke Way during January 2017. The road closures are associated with construction of the North Fringe to Hengrove Package MetroBus route.

MetroBus contractors Alun Griffiths have confirmed that overnight closures of Bradley Stoke Way for final resurfacing will continue from Monday to Friday this week (6th to 10th February), between the hours of 8pm and 5am.

The closures this week will be eastbound-only, covering either the full section between the Aztec West Roundabout and Patchway Brook Roundabout (near Aldi) or the shorter section between the Woodlands Lane junction and Patchway Brook Roundabout.

Signed diversions will be in place. The westbound carriageway will remain open at all times.

A Griffiths spokesperson said:

“We are planning three night time closures of the entire eastbound carriageway from Aztec West to Patchway Brook during the first three nights (Monday to Wednesday) of this week, each from 8pm until 5am or sooner. The remainder of the week will include eastbound closures from Woodlands Lane to Patchway Brook for the final wearing surface.”

“As always, the surfacing work is weather dependant and a judgement will need to be made daily.”

“Access will be maintained for residents to Orchard Gate through the works as necessary.”

“We again thank the residents and businesses for their continued patience, particularly those in close proximity to the surfacing works and apologise for the disturbance whilst we conclude our works in this area.”

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N.B. Any updates received through the week, will be appended as comments on this post.

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Overnight closures of Bradley Stoke Way set to continue this week

Posted on Monday 30th January 2017 at 2:54 pm by SH (Editor)

Overnight road closure on Bradley Stoke Way - for MetroBus resurfacing work.

MetroBus contractors Alun Griffiths have announced that overnight closures of Bradley Stoke Way for final resurfacing will continue from Monday to Friday this week (30th January to 3rd February), between the hours of 8pm and 5am.

The westbound-only closures between Patchway Brook Roundabout (near Aldi) and the Aztec West Roundabout seen in the last two weeks will continue, weather permitting, until mid-week when the closure will switch to the eastbound carriageway from the Aztec West Roundabout down to Patchway Brook Roundabout. The majority of the width of Bradley Stoke Way will by then have had its final wearing surface applied, with just the eastbound lane remaining to be done.

A statement on the Griffiths community webpage for the Bradley Stoke zone of the MetroBus construction project states:

“A key area for traffic day or night is Aztec West to Woodlands Lane to enter the Hilton and industrial estate. We estimate we should complete work in this area over two nights, meaning two night time closures where diversions between the times stated will need to be followed and entry made via Pear Tree Road. Once complete, this area will be opened, leaving the remainder of the eastbound carriageway down to Patchway Brook to be surfaced. This is likely to require further night time work next week to complete.”

“We shall identify the exact nights closer to the time, again considering the weather forecast, and alert the usual websites [e.g. the Bradley Stoke Journal and our own community site].”

A Griffiths spokesperson added:

“We are doing what we can to minimise noise disruption to immediate residents but there is vehicle noise and vibration associated with this essential work.”

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N.B. Any updates received through the week, will be appended as comments on this post.

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Overnight closures of Bradley Stoke Way planned for every night this week (Mon-Fri)

Posted on Monday 23rd January 2017 at 12:10 pm by SH (Editor)

A road roller stands ready on Bradley Stoke Way.

MetroBus contractors Alun Griffiths say they plan to make the best of the current fair weather and continue with overnight closures of a section of Bradley Stoke Way for a further five nights this week, commencing tonight (Monday 23rd January).

Griffiths’ community liaison officer Jim Aitken said:

“We are carrying on the night work this week to make best progress and avoid the congestion that daytime work would involve. We fully appreciate that this has an impact on immediate residents whilst this continues and apologise for this and thank residents for their tolerance and patience. This may mean that day time resources are less on surfacing as we focus our resources on night time work. We will continue to have a daytime presence with the signalisation and some drainage work ongoing.”

A report that appeared on the Griffiths community webpage for the Bradley Stoke zone of the MetroBus construction project last Friday states:

“Good progress has been made with night time surfacing during this week. Further night work is required next week as the weather forecast looks favourable to continue. Bradley Stoke Way will be closed for surfacing westbound only between Patchway Brook Roundabout (near Aldi) and the Aztec West Roundabout from Monday 23rd January for five nights between 8pm and 5am. Diversion signs are in place to divert traffic through Stoke Gifford for access to the Aztec West Roundabout during these times only.”

“Weather permitting, we hope following the end of the above work to have laid the surface course and lay the white lines down.”

“Eastbound from Aztec West to Patchway brook will continue to be open and we shall maintain access to residents of Orchard Gate.”

More: The official diversion route is 8 miles long! »

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Bradley Stoke Way to be closed overnight for three nights starting this Wednesday

Posted on Tuesday 17th January 2017 at 7:46 pm by SH (Editor)

Sign advertising planned overnight and weekend closures of Bradley Stoke Way during January 2017. The road closures are associated with construction of the North Fringe to Hengrove Package MetroBus route.

MetroBus contractors Alun Griffiths have announced that a section of Bradley Stoke Way is to be closed overnight for three nights later this week. The closures are the first of a series that are expected to take place over the next four weeks and are required to facilitate the final resurfacing of the road following the installation of new bus lanes.

A statement on the Griffiths community webpage reads:

“Bradley Stoke Way will be closed for surfacing westbound only between Patchway Brook Roundabout (near Aldi) and the Aztec West Roundabout on Wednesday 18th January for three nights from 8pm to 5am. Diversion signs will be in place to divert traffic through Stoke Gifford for access to the Aztec West Roundabout during these times only.”

“Surfacing work will continue daytime in closed lanes with key work off-peak hours.”

“All surfacing work is weather dependant. Restrictions will be lifted if it is possible for us to complete ahead of schedule.”

“We thank you for your patience and apologise for any disturbance and inconvenience whilst we complete this essential work in this area.”

Traffic management plan for a temporary closure of Bradley Stoke Way.

The section of road to be closed is shown in red on this extract from the traffic management plan, originally published last July (see right; click to enlarge). The full signed diversion route, which extends as far as Station Road in Filton, can be viewed via the following links

[Ed: Those with local knowledge are likely to be able to find shorter alternatives to the official diversion route.]

Access for residents of Orchard Gate will be maintained at all times.

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