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On this page we list major roadworks scheduled for the Bradley Stoke and Stoke Gifford area, based on information supplied by South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) and obtained from (previously

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Current roadworks

Trench Lane, near Bradley Stoke

The Journal understands that overnight closures of Trench Lane, at the M4 overbridge, are planned for the period Monday 19th April to Monday 26th April 2021. See:

In response to an enquiry from the Journal, Highways England project manager Tom Elliott said:

“We’re carrying out further structural work on the M4 Trench Lane overbridge, following an initial refurbishment scheme last year. The work is taking place overnight, between 7pm and 6am, to minimise disruption, and we thank people in advance for their patience.”

Gipsy Patch Lane, Little Stoke

A further restriction on traffic flow along Gipsy Patch Lane, Little Stoke, came into force on Monday 8th March 2021 with the closure of a section of the westbound carriageway just west of the Little Stoke Lane junction, for approximately eight weeks.

A signed diversion route for westbound traffic will be available via Little Stoke Lane, Kingsway, and Gifford Crescent.

Additionally, the eastbound carriageway on Gipsy Patch Lane at the same location will be reduced to a single lane.

The carriageway and lane closures are needed as part of work to upgrade two existing bus stops to MetroBus specification.

Read more: Eight-week closure of Gipsy Patch Lane westbound starts Monday

Hambrook Lane, Harry Stoke

Hambrook Lane is closed to all traffic at its junction with the Stoke Gifford By-Pass commencing Monday 25th January 2021 for nine months. The closure is needed to enable works on a new 4-way signalised junction being constructed in support of a major new housing development in the area.

Gipsy Patch Lane, Little Stoke

Gipsy Patch Lane is closed 24/7 at the railway bridge until approximately [November 2020; July 2021] December 2021, although South Gloucestershire Council says a partial (one-way) opening may be possible in autumn 2021.

Additionally, traffic management is currently in use on Gipsy Patch Lane near the Smithcourt Drive junction, to enable upgrading of two existing bus stops to MetroBus specification. This work is being brought forward from the originally published plans for the Cribbs Patchway MetroBus Extension project.

Gipsy Patch Lane, Filton

Works duration: [Seven weeks from Monday 4th January 2021] Until approximately 7th June 2021

The work will involve repairing a badly damaged culvert close to the road’s junction with the A38. The repair work is being carried out during the Gipsy Patch Lane road closure, while traffic levels are low to minimise any disruption.

To enable the work to be carried out, one lane will be closed westbound along Gipsy Patch Lane, between Taurus Road and the junction with the A38, from Monday 4th January for approximately seven weeks. The adjacent footpath will also be closed during the work.

Update from South Gloucestershire Council on Monday 29th March 2021:

“Drainage repair work will continue along Gipsy Patch Lane, Filton, this week. To enable the work to be carried out, one lane will be closed to traffic westbound along Gipsy Patch Lane, between Titan Road and Taurus Road, from today (Monday 29th March) for approximately 8 weeks. The adjacent footpath will also be closed during the work.”

Source: South Gloucestershire

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Hatchet Lane, Stoke Gifford

Two-way temporary traffic lights will be in use on Hatchet Road, just north of the Ratcliffe Drive / Sandringham Road roundabout for approximately four days during w/c Monday 22nd March 2021.

The traffic management is required to facilitate installation of a new MetroBus shelter at the northbound bus stop.

More information: SGJ Facebook post (22nd March 2021)

Hatchet Road, Stoke Gifford

A length of Hatchet Road, closest to the Gipsy Patch Lane Roundabout, will be closed 8pm-6am each night from [Wednesday 10th February; Wednesday 3rd March 2021] Thursday 4th March 2021 to [Tuesday 16th February; Friday 12th February] Saturday 6th March 2021 (two nights) for resurfacing. More details (SGPC)…

Update (3rd March): First Bus is reporting that this road closure will now take place “between 20:00 and 06:00 on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th March (two nights)”. No news from South Gloucestershire Council.

Update (22nd February): Well, this didn’t happen on 10th February 2021 (despite South Gloucestershire Council posting on Facebook at 3pm on that day that the work was going ahead). The council now says the overnight road closures will last for three nights starting Wednesday 3rd March 2021.

Update (10th February): South Gloucestershire Council now says the overnight road closures will last for three nights starting Wednesday 10th February 2021.

A spokesperson for South Gloucestershire Council said:

The road needs to be closed while resurfacing works take place. Access for residents will be maintained wherever possible and a signed diversion will be in place during the closure.”

“Removing the existing road surface will create a significant amount of noise and we are sorry for any inconvenience.”

Stoke Gifford By-Pass (Rosedown Drive)

Works duration: Approximately nine months starting Monday 4th January 2021

Location: Just south of the Hambrook Lane junction

Works to provide a new four-way signalised junction into the proposed Crest Nicholson housing development on land west of the by-pass. Bus lanes closed.

More details:

Little Stoke Lane

Works duration: Approximately two weeks starting Monday 8th February 2021

Location: Opposite Rossall Avenue junction

Reconstruction and resurfacing of footway along north-west side of the Mike Gallivan Memorial Playing Fields. Off-peak temporary traffic lights on Little Stoke Lane.

Bradley Stoke Way

Works duration: Two weeks from Monday 18th January 2021 [COMPLETED 28th January 2021]

Replacement of vehicle restraint system on Bradley Stoke Way at Stoke Brook Bridge*. Two-way temporary traffic signals in operation.

* Stoke Brook Bridge is between Savages Wood Roundabout and Webbs Wood Roundabout, where the road passes over the brook and footpath in the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve.

More details:

See also: BSJ Facebook post (5th January)

Update from South Gloucestershire Council on 21st January 2021:

Work has started to install safety barriers at Stoke Brook Bridge on Bradley Stoke Way. Temporary traffic lights will be in place for 2 weeks during the work.  The lights will be operated manually during morning and evening peak periods to minimise disruption.

Trench Lane, Bradley Stoke

Trench Lane is closed 24/7 at the motorway bridge until [Thursday 3rd September; Monday 19th October; Friday 23rd October; end of November 2020] 27th November 2020. [NOW COMPLETED]

Update @ 6pm on Friday 27th November 2020: We’ve seen several reports that the road has now reopened.

Update from South Gloucestershire Council on Thursday 19th November 2020:

“Highways England has confirmed that its essential works to the motorway bridge on Trench Lane is now due to be completed on Friday 27th November. The delay in completing the works was due to further essential works being required which included concrete repairs, re-waterproofing, resurfacing and joint replacement, which could not be carried out without closing the road.”

Latest news (22nd October): Trench Lane road closure extended by another month

Update from Highways England published on the Bradley Stoke Town Council website on 30th September 2020:

“The revised end date is 22nd October 2020 – if we can open Trench Lane bridge deck to traffic earlier while we complete some of the works we will do so.”

Highways England has informed South Gloucestershire Council that there has been a delay in the works at the Trench Lane bridge and the road closure will now have to stay in place until Monday 19th October 2020.

“The works were originally brought forward to be completed during the summer holidays and prevent disruption to Bowsland Green Primary School. Unfortunately it has not been possible to complete them due to unforeseen repair work needed on the bridge.”

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Hatchet Road, Stoke Gifford

Works duration: Monday 14th September 2020 for approximately three months [NOW COMPLETED]

Upgrading two existing bus stops to MetroBus-specification stops as part of the Cribbs Patchway MetroBus Extension scheme.

More info: Three months of temporary traffic lights coming to Hatchet Road for MetroBus work (SGJ)

Update issued by SGC on 2nd November 2020:

“An initial phase of upgrades to the north-bound bus stop, near the Sandringham Road/ Ratcliffe Drive roundabout, has been completed.”

“Work will now begin on upgrading the south-bound bus stop, outside the former Co-op store.”

“To enable this work the two-way temporary traffic lights will be moved along Hatchet Road. The temporary lights will continue to be used during off-peak periods only. Work to the south-bound bus stop is expected to last approximately 6 weeks.”

Work has now commenced at the northbound bus stop, just north of the Sandringham Road / Ratcliffe Drive roundabout. Off-peak temporary traffic lights were in use on Monday 14th September 2020.

Braydon Avenue, Little Stoke

Roadside signs have appeared stating that Braydon Avenue will be “closed from Monday 16th November 2020 for seven days”. [NOW COMPLETED]

According to the website, the closure will be between Silver Birch Close and Ash Close (i.e. near the Brook Way end).

Description: ‘Carriageway reconstruction works’

Documents posted on the Stoke Gifford Parish Council website on 16th November 2020:

Situation at 10am on Monday 16th November 2020:

Braydon Avenue is currently closed between its junctions with Oak Close and Silver Birch Close.

Access to Concorde Medical Centre is possible from the Stoke Lodge end of Braydon Avenue.

Westfield Lane and Church Road junction, Stoke Gifford

Resurfacing work will be taking place along Westfield Lane, Stoke Gifford, and on its junction with Church Road. The works will be carried out overnight under a road closure. The road closure will be in place between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday, from Wednesday 30th September until Saturday 10th October 2020. [NOW COMPLETED]

Bowsland Way, Bradley Stoke

Installation of raised table at existing zebra crossing on Bowsland Way, near Bowsland Green Primary School until [Friday 27th August; Friday 4th September] Friday 2nd October 2020. [COMPLETED]

Update provided by SGC on 9th September:

“The civil engineering work is complete. We have the new speed table to install which will take place during an overnight road closure.”

“This has been held back until the resurfacing of Woodlands Lane has finished. The Bowsland Way speed table will now be installed the week commencing 28th September or soon thereafter, an exact date will be confirmed nearer the time.”

“The temporary traffic lights on Bowsland Way will remain in place to provide suitable gaps in the traffic for pedestrians to cross until the new crossing is fully commissioned.”

Woodlands Lane, Bradley Stoke

Works duration: Thursday 17th September 2020 for approximately six days.

Resurfacing of Pear Tree Roundabout and short sections of Great Park Road and Pear Tree road leading off it. Overnight road closures (excluding weekends) 8pm to 6am. [COMPLETED]

More info: Woodlands Lane roundabout resurfacing set to start on Thursday (BSJ)

An update provided by SGC on 10th September stated that the planned start date has shifted from 15th to 17th September.

A news item on the First West of England website states that the work will take place from 17th to 24th September. The 73 bus service will divert along Bradley Stoke Way and Bowsland Way. The bus stops between and including Woodlands Park and Trench Lane will not be served.

Orpheus Avenue (Little Stoke) / Brook Way (Bradley Stoke)

Photo of asphalt milling in progress on Orpheus Avenue.
Asphalt milling in progress on Orpheus Avenue, Little Stoke on 17th August 2020.

Sections of Brook Way and Orpheus Avenue will be closed for resurfacing (Monday to Friday daytime only) until [Wednesday 9th September; Friday 11th September] Tuesday 15th September 2020. [COMPLETED]

Update provided by SGC on 9th September:

“The resurfacing work is due to finish by the end of this week. Work on the new road surface is expected to be completed today, with the new road markings on Thursday and Friday (10th & 11th September).”

On 11th September, an entry appeared on implying that these works could continue to Tuesday 15th September.

Great Stoke (Rabbit) Roundabout

Overnight closures of Great Stoke (Rabbit) Roundabout and all approach roads until [Friday 28th August; Friday 4th September] Friday 11th September 2020 (inclusive; weather permitting). [COMPLETED]

Update provided by SGC on 9th September:

“We have one more night’s worth of work left to complete the high-friction surfacing which was delayed due to bad weather. We hope to be able to carry this out on Friday 11th September, subject to weather.”

Beacon Lane

The following reporting periods correspond to the publications dates of the Journal magazines.

2nd February to 1st March 2020

Woodlands Lane, Bradley Stoke

Works duration: 24th to 27th February 2020

Resurfacing scheme. Overnight road closures from 8pm to 6am.

Great Stoke Roundabout (a.k.a. Rabbit Roundabout; ongoing)

Road widening, new toucan crossings and cyclist and pedestrian improvement scheme. Work began on 2nd January 2020 and will last 12 months. Predominantly narrow lanes and single lanes.

Gipsy Patch Lane, Little Stoke (ongoing)

Stop/Go boards will continue to be used on Gipsy Patch Lane at the railway bridge. These will only be used as needed when workers and machinery from the construction site need to safely cross Gipsy Patch Lane. Their use will be kept to a minimum and as far as possible will be kept to off-peak times.

Gipsy Patch Lane will be closed to all road users at the railway bridge from Thursday 5th March 2020 for approximately eight months. This closure will allow the new railway bridge to be moved into place and for further work to be carried out on the highway below to make way for the new bus lanes and shared use cycle and pedestrian pathways.

When the full closure starts additional signs will be put out onto the local road network to sign the diversion route, which will take motorists via Bradley Stoke Way and the A38.

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