Great Stoke Roundabout Improvements

Photo of Great Stoke Roundabout (a.k.a Rabbit Roundabout).
Great Stoke Roundabout, on the border between Bradley Stoke and Stoke Gifford.

During 2020, South Gloucestershire Council will be making major improvements to Great Stoke Roundabout (a.k.a. Rabbit Roundabout) to help reduce congestion and improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

The scheme will also increase capacity at this busy junction, accommodating future traffic and supporting planned housing and employment growth in South Gloucestershire.

More information and related links:

Latest updates

Update from South Gloucestershire Council (1st December 2020)

The new layout at the Great Stoke (rabbit) roundabout is now fully operational.

The changes have increased capacity at the busy junction and improved safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

The £2.9 million scheme in Stoke Gifford has been funded by the West of England Combined Authority.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the local community for their patience whilst work to improve the Great Stoke roundabout has been carried out.

There remains a few outstanding minor works to complete on the roundabout. These works are weather dependent and will be carried out as soon as possible over the coming months.

Scheme description

Annotated plan of proposed improvements at Great Stoke Roundabout.
Great Stoke Roundabout proposed improvements.

Image: Consultation plan [View hi-res version: PDFJPG]

The scheme involves the following works:

  • Localised widening and modifications to road markings on the circulatory and on all approaches to increase from two to three lanes
  • The introduction of Toucan crossings on each of the four arms which are prioritised for pedestrian and cyclists, as this will be an attractive alternative to cyclists using the roundabout
  • The introduction of high quality carriageway entry and exit points for cyclists which are clearly signed, coloured and marked
  • Widening of shared use foot and cycle paths where possible, to a suitable width with a high quality surface finish

Construction phasing

Great Stoke Roundabout improvements: Construction phase schematic.
Great Stoke Roundabout improvements: Construction phase schematic.

Above: Construction phase schematic [Click to enlarge]


Project timetable

Great Stoke Roundabout improvements: Project timetable.

The main construction phase will begin in January 2020 and is scheduled to take one year to complete.

Progress reports

Updates on the SGC Streetcare Facebook page (in most cases as shared on the BSJ Facebook page):

Public drop-in information sessions

January 2020

To help keep you informed and to explain more about highway improvement works taking place in the area this year, South Gloucestershire Council is holding a series of public drop-in events:

  • Wednesday 22nd January, 4pm to 7pm, at Little Stoke Primary School, Little Stoke Lane, Little Stoke BS34 6HY
  • Saturday 25th January, 11.30am to 2.30pm, at Little Stoke Community Hall, Little Stoke Lane, Little Stoke BS34 6HR
  • Monday 27th January, 4pm to 7pm, at the St Michael’s Centre, North Road, Stoke Gifford BS34 8PD
  • Thursday 30th January, 4pm to 7pm, at Baileys Court Activity Centre, Baileys Court Road, Bradley Stoke BS32 8BH

December 2019

Tuesday 17th December 2019, from 4pm to 6.30pm at Baileys Court Activity Centre, Bradley Stoke BS32 8BH.

Drop-in session where you can speak to members of the project team who will answer your questions and provide advice on diversion routes and alternative forms of travel.


Letter to residents, November 2019 [PDF, 2.8MB on Dropbox]

Related discussions on Facebook

Photo of traffic queues on Bradley Stoke Way, north of Webbs Wood Roundabout.
Traffic queues on Bradley Stoke Way caused by roadworks at Great Stoke Roundabout.

Photo: Traffic queues on Bradley Stoke Way, north of Webbs Wood Roundabout, on 16th January 2020 – resulting from the roadworks at Great Stoke Roundabout.

Selected tweets

GSR Improvements stories in The Journal

Related stories in the wider media

15th January 2020 | Bristol Post
First Bus boss blames ‘appalling’ metrobus delays on roadworks

14th January 2020 | First Bristol Bath & the West
Open letter from James Freeman, MD of First West of England, addressing recent bus service disruptions and traffic congestion in Bristol

13th January 2020 | BBC Bristol
First Bus boss blames ‘appalling delays’ on roadworks

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