Photo showing further installation work taking place at the southbound 'Willow Brook Centre' MetroBus stop on Bradley Stoke Way.

MetroBus iPoints now due in November

The M1 MetroBus service through Bradley Stoke is due to begin operating in January 2019, but there seems to be little urgency in completing the remaining preparations, which include the installation of 38 iPoints (information and ticket machines) and a missing shelter at the Great Meadow Roundabout northbound stop. Many of the new MetroBus stops have barriered-off excavations, believed to

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Photo of the SGTL taken looking south towards UWE from the Hambrook Lane junction.

Stoke Gifford By-Pass opens to ALL traffic

The long-awaited Stoke Gifford By-Pass, officially known as the Stoke Gifford Transport Link (SGTL), was opened to general traffic earlier today (Monday 18th December). It provides a much more direct link between Bradley Stoke and Junction 1 of the M32  at Hambrook, avoiding the need to travel through the main part of Stoke Gifford or along the current alternative route via

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Photo of covered-up road sign at the junction of the new Stoke Gifford By-Pass with the A4174 Ring Road near UWE.

MetroBus construction report for November

An update compiled by the Journal with the assistance of the West of England Councils’ MetroBus team. Bradley Stoke Way All new bus lanes are complete and traffic management has been removed. Landscaping continues, along with remedial work by Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd to fix minor defects. All work near Great Stoke Roundabout is complete, except for the connection of electrical

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Photo of traffic using the new bus lane at the southern end of Bradley Stoke Way.

MetroBus build: September report

By Jim Aitken, community liaison officer at Alun Griffiths Ltd. South of Patchway Brook Traffic management has now been removed, with the exception of one final section near Primrose Bridge, which has been left in place so that a pollution control chamber can be installed. We await the design solution to install this equipment as the underground utilities that are there

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Photo of new bus lane near Great Stoke Roundabout.

MetroBus construction report (August 2017)

By Jim Aitken, community liaison officer at Alun Griffiths Ltd. All Alun Griffiths works at Aztec West, Bradley Stoke Way north of Patchway Brook Roundabout (near Aldi) and around Webbs Wood Roundabout are complete. South Gloucestershire Council continues to work in the vicinity of Aztec West on the separate (i.e. non-MetroBus) A38 southbound widening and roundabout improvement scheme. South of Patchway Brook

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Photo of temporary traffic lights in operation between the Great Meadow and Great Stoke roundabouts.

MetroBus construction: June progress report

By Jim Aitken, community liaison officer at Alun Griffiths Ltd. Bradley Stoke Way (BSW) The Alun Griffiths compound at Woodlands Lane has now been cleared. Work on swales and landscaping is ongoing. A38 south of Aztec West The new MetroBus stops are now 100 percent complete and all traffic management for our works have been removed, however South Gloucestershire Council is

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MetroBus construction work at the southern end of Bradley Stoke Way.

MetroBus to introduce 24-hour temporary traffic lights on BSW from Monday

Motorists using the southern end of Bradley Stoke Way (BSW) could be faced with extra delays for the next two weeks after MetroBus contractors Alun Griffiths announced they will need to introduce 24-hour temporary traffic lights on the approach to Great Stoke Roundabout (a.k.a. Rabbit Roundabout). The company had previously given an assurance that temporary traffic lights, if needed at all in this

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