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:
What happens next?
Update from South Gloucestershire Council (22nd July 2020)
The remaining work we need to complete is resurfacing the carriageway on the approaches and on the lanes around the roundabout. To do this safely, we need to close these sections of the roads. To minimise disruption, we will carry out all resurfacing work overnight.
The closures will begin on Wednesday 5th August and will be in place Monday to Friday 8pm to 6am until Friday 28th August.
The roundabout will be closed to through traffic from all directions. A signed diversion route will be in place. Access to all properties will be maintained for the duration of the works.
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
Above: Construction phase schematic [Click to enlarge]
- SGC consultation page (open 6th Feb 2019 to 29th Mar 2019)
- SGC consultation feedback report (published 30th Sep 2019)
The main construction phase will begin in January 2020 and is scheduled to take one year to complete.
Updates on the SGC Streetcare Facebook page (as shared on the BSJ Facebook page):
- 22nd July 2020
- 17th June 2020
- 2nd June 2020
- 30th April 2020
- 28th February 2020
- 14th February 2020
- 5th February 2020
- 21st January 2020
- 10th January 2020
Public drop-in information sessions
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
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: Traffic queues on Bradley Stoke Way, north of Webbs Wood Roundabout, on 16th January 2020 – resulting from the roadworks at Great Stoke Roundabout.
- 23/01/20: Long delays on Braydon Avenue, Little Stoke Lane and Stoke Lane due to Bristol Water using temporary traffic lights on Stoke Lane
- 21/01/20: Delays of 35min on Bradley Stoke Way southbound. Brook Way southbound tailed back to Manor Farm Roundabout.
- 20/01/20: Delays of 25min on Bradley Stoke Way southbound
- 16/01/20: Delays of 25min on Bradley Stoke Way southbound
- 13/01/20: Delays of 40min on Bradley Stoke Way southbound
- 09/01/20: Delays on Brook Way
- 08/01/20: Delays of 30min on Bradley Stoke Way southbound
@metrobusBristol this morning it took 45 mins to travel between the yellow crosses in pic. I’ve no idea why we suddenly are facing such bad traffic through Bradley Stoke but this is not ok. Do you have any plans to improve our commute along this once easy to travel route?? pic.twitter.com/aUqjkbipnV
— Nina Mosley (@ninaribenagb) January 13, 2020
— Marcus Watts🏉🐾 (@watts_mf) January 13, 2020
GSR Improvements stories in The Journal
- Rabbit Roundabout: Three weeks of overnight road closures start Wednesday
- Roundabout work set to finish three months early
- Roundabout work sees 200 tonnes of material removed in first six weeks
- Bus boss critical of roadworks planning
- Rabbit Roundabout roadworks bring delays of up to 40 minutes
- Roundabout roadworks to start in early January
- Great Stoke Roundabout improvement works to run concurrently with Gipsy Patch Lane closure
- Rabbit Roundabout improvement works to be concurrent with Gipsy Patch Lane closure
- Public left in dark over proposed roundabout improvements
- Have your say on roundabout improvement proposals
- SGC gears up to improve Rabbit Roundabout
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