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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

Gipsy Patch Lane, Little Stoke

A one-way (westbound only) scheme for motor vehicles is operating along Gipsy Patch Lane between the Little Stoke Lane junction and the mini-roundabout near Rolls-Royce.

All side roads along this stretch are closed to traffic at their junction with Gipsy Patch Lane. This includes Station Road, Gifford Crescent, the service road, Smithcourt Drive and Bush Avenue.

West of the bridge, access to Pegasus Park is ‘right-in’ and ‘right-out’ only and the junction with Titan Road is closed.

Cyclists and pedestrians are able to use the new shared use path under the railway bridge (in both directions).

South Gloucestershire Council says the one-way system is necessary to “allow safe and efficient working” during the construction of new bus lanes along Gipsy Patch Lane, on either side of the bridge. It will also permit Network Rail’s contractor Alun Griffiths to install the redesigned pumping equipment under the road surface on the south side of the carriageway beneath the bridge.

A full (two-way) reopening is scheduled for Q4 2022, following completion of the associated highway works either side of the bridge.

Read more: Relief as Gipsy Patch bridge route reopens to traffic (SGJ)

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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.

Status: Completed y 26th September 2021. Access from/to Hambrook Lane to/from the Stoke Gifford By-Pass is now ‘left in, left out’ only, i.e. it is not possible to go straight across the by-pass when travelling along Hambrook Lane.

Hatchet Road / Brierly Furlong, Stoke Gifford

To enable footway widening works under Parkway Bridge, Hatchet Road / Brierly Furlong will need to be closed overnight for ten weekday nights between the hours of 8pm and 6am from Monday 23rd August to Friday 3rd September 2021. The road will be closed between its junction with the Bristol Parkway Station access road and Church Road.

See also: First Bus service no. 73 diversion during overnight road closures at Parkway Bridge

Related post: Two-way traffic to be restored under Parkway Bridge (SGJ)

Status: Completed. Two-way traffic restored on 4th September 2021.

Old Gloucester Road, Hambrook

Full closure of Old Gloucester Road for five weeks from Monday 26th July 2021.

This is the stretch between Winterbourne Road and Bristol Road, Hambrook.

More details:

We believe the closure is required to construct a new access road for the East of Harry Stoke (north of railway) housing development site owned by Wainhomes and South Gloucestershire Council.

Related post: Work starts on 327-home development on land just east of Stoke Gifford (SGJ)

Status: Completed. Road reopened 28th August 2021.

Gifford Crescent, Little Stoke

Full closure of Gifford Crescent, extending from its junction with B4057 Gipsy Patch Lane to its junction with the roundabout at Kingsway, for an anticipated two months starting Monday 5th July 2021.

Responsibility for works: South Gloucestershire Council

Works description: Drainage works consist of new drainage pipe / new drainage system installation or the repair of existing drainage systems.

Read more: Road closure blocks direct access to Little Stoke shops from Gipsy Patch Lane (SGJ)

More information: Notice of Temporary Road Closure [PDF]

Status: Works completed, but road remains closed as part of the Gipsy Patch Lane one-way scheme introduced on 6th September 2021.

Station Road, Little Stoke

Temporary traffic lights at Little Stoke Farm railway bridge (near the entrance to Little Stoke Sort It recycling centre) from 4th May to approximately 2nd July 2021. Source:

Additionally, the footpath over the bridge, which links Little Stoke Park with Redfield Road, Patchway, will be closed for the same period.

A spokesperson for Network Rail told the Journal:

“Network Rail is undertaking brickwork repairs and work to improve the structural condition of the side culverts either side of the railway at the recycling centre site. As a result the footpath [over the bridge] has needed to be closed for up to eight weeks for safety reasons to ensure the worksite is secure from the public. The footpath diversion is via Redfield Road, Gloucester Road and Station Road. There are no road traffic diversions, just [temporary] traffic lights to manage traffic on Station Road.”

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

Hatchet Road, Stoke Gifford

There will be overnight closures (8pm-6am) at Parkway railway bridge from 14th June to 25th June 2021.

The road closures are necessary so the council can carry out work to improve lighting and signage at the railway bridge.

Note: This work is unconnected with the temporary measures at Parkway Bridge which are in place to enable social distancing and encourage active travel.

Hatchet Road, Stoke Gifford

There will be an overnight closure (8pm-6am) at Parkway railway bridge on the night of Wednesday 19th May 2021.

The road closure is necessary so the council can carry out surveys for installing warning signs for high vehicles. Additional closures will be needed in June to install the signs.

Temporary traffic lights will also be in place near the Parkway Station roundabout while Bristol Water carry out some resurfacing work at the same time. Access to Parkway station will only be available from the northern approach on Hatchet Road.

A signed diversion route will be in place via Hatchet Road, Winterbourne Rd (B4057), Great Stoke Way, A4174 Ring Road to MoD roundabout and Brierly Furlong.

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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

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.”

Hatchet Road, 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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