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Five-way traffic lights to be used for final phase of Bradley Stoke Way resurfacing

Posted on Monday 13th February 2017 at 4:56 pm by SH (Editor)

Overnight resurfacing work on Bradley Stoke Way, as part of the MetroBus project.

MetroBus contractors Alun Griffiths have confirmed plans to complete the resurfacing of Bradley Stoke Way over the first two nights of this week, which will involve the use of five-way traffic lights around Patchway Brook Roundabout (near Aldi).

It is anticipated that traffic control will be active from 8pm each night.

A Griffiths spokesperson said:

“Having now concluded the night-time surfacing along Bradley Stoke Way between the Aztec West and Patchway Brook roundabouts, we shall, over two nights, Monday and Tuesday 13th/14th February, surface the remaining section of Bradley Stoke Way immediately east of Patchway Brook Roundabout. This is approximately a 40-metre stretch. We shall be completing this at night from 8pm until 5am (or sooner) using five-way temporary traffic lights around Patchway Brook Roundabout.”

The aim is to complete one lane on Monday night and the other on Tuesday night.

The spokesperson added:

“We look forward to the commissioning of the main traffic lights at both the Woodlands Lane junction and Orchard Gate by South Gloucestershire Council before the junctions can be made fully functional within our programme before the end of this month.”

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Woodlands Lane junction set to be fully reopened by end of February

Posted on Thursday 9th February 2017 at 6:25 pm by SH (Editor)

Roadside sign announcing closure of Woodlands Lane for 18 weeks from 2nd September.

MetroBus contractor Alun Griffiths and South Gloucestershire Council say they are on schedule to have the junction of Woodlands Lane with Bradley Stoke Way fully reopened by the end of February, subject to weather conditions allowing resurfacing operations to be completed as planned.

The Woodlands Lane junction was closed to all traffic on 2nd September 2015, for an estimated 18 weeks, but problems with uncharted and incorrectly charted gas and water mains have delayed work in the area. The ‘left turn in’ reopened on 26th February 2016 and the ‘left turn out’ on 31st May 2016, but the critical ‘right turn in’ and ‘right turn out’ movements are currently still unavailable 74 weeks after the original closure.

A series of overnight (8pm to 5am) closures of Bradley Stoke Way for resurfacing work, anticipated to span a period of three to four weeks, began on Wednesday 18th January. Initially, the closures have been ‘westbound only’ between Patchway Brook Roundabout (near Aldi) and the Aztec West Roundabout, but as we went to print we were informed that they were expected to be changed to ‘eastbound only’ from the beginning of February. [For the latest news, see our dedicated MetroBus Build page.]

Further overnight closures of the eastbound carriageway between the Woodlands Lane junction and Patchway Brook Roundabout are expected to be required during the week commencing Monday 6th February. Details of these will be announced on the Bradley Stoke Journal website and on the Alun Griffith’s community website.
A full weekend closure between the Woodlands Lane junction and Patchway Brook Roundabout had previously been on the cards, but this will now only be required if overnight work is disrupted by the weather.

Work on traffic signals at both the Woodland Lane and Orchard Gate junctions will take place over the same period as the resurfacing work.

Overnight works are being carried out between 8pm and 5am (approx.) with a target to complete the most noisy operations by 11pm. However, Griffiths warn that noise levels will still be noticeable throughout the night due to “vibration, warning beepers and moving plant”.

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Overnight closures of Bradley Stoke Way (eastbound) for five nights this week

Posted on Monday 6th February 2017 at 3:58 pm by SH (Editor)

Sign advertising planned overnight and weekend closures of Bradley Stoke Way during January 2017. The road closures are associated with construction of the North Fringe to Hengrove Package MetroBus route.

MetroBus contractors Alun Griffiths have confirmed that overnight closures of Bradley Stoke Way for final resurfacing will continue from Monday to Friday this week (6th to 10th February), between the hours of 8pm and 5am.

The closures this week will be eastbound-only, covering either the full section between the Aztec West Roundabout and Patchway Brook Roundabout (near Aldi) or the shorter section between the Woodlands Lane junction and Patchway Brook Roundabout.

Signed diversions will be in place. The westbound carriageway will remain open at all times.

A Griffiths spokesperson said:

“We are planning three night time closures of the entire eastbound carriageway from Aztec West to Patchway Brook during the first three nights (Monday to Wednesday) of this week, each from 8pm until 5am or sooner. The remainder of the week will include eastbound closures from Woodlands Lane to Patchway Brook for the final wearing surface.”

“As always, the surfacing work is weather dependant and a judgement will need to be made daily.”

“Access will be maintained for residents to Orchard Gate through the works as necessary.”

“We again thank the residents and businesses for their continued patience, particularly those in close proximity to the surfacing works and apologise for the disturbance whilst we conclude our works in this area.”

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N.B. Any updates received through the week, will be appended as comments on this post.

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Overnight closures of Bradley Stoke Way set to continue this week

Posted on Monday 30th January 2017 at 2:54 pm by SH (Editor)

Overnight road closure on Bradley Stoke Way - for MetroBus resurfacing work.

MetroBus contractors Alun Griffiths have announced that overnight closures of Bradley Stoke Way for final resurfacing will continue from Monday to Friday this week (30th January to 3rd February), between the hours of 8pm and 5am.

The westbound-only closures between Patchway Brook Roundabout (near Aldi) and the Aztec West Roundabout seen in the last two weeks will continue, weather permitting, until mid-week when the closure will switch to the eastbound carriageway from the Aztec West Roundabout down to Patchway Brook Roundabout. The majority of the width of Bradley Stoke Way will by then have had its final wearing surface applied, with just the eastbound lane remaining to be done.

A statement on the Griffiths community webpage for the Bradley Stoke zone of the MetroBus construction project states:

“A key area for traffic day or night is Aztec West to Woodlands Lane to enter the Hilton and industrial estate. We estimate we should complete work in this area over two nights, meaning two night time closures where diversions between the times stated will need to be followed and entry made via Pear Tree Road. Once complete, this area will be opened, leaving the remainder of the eastbound carriageway down to Patchway Brook to be surfaced. This is likely to require further night time work next week to complete.”

“We shall identify the exact nights closer to the time, again considering the weather forecast, and alert the usual websites [e.g. the Bradley Stoke Journal and our own community site].”

A Griffiths spokesperson added:

“We are doing what we can to minimise noise disruption to immediate residents but there is vehicle noise and vibration associated with this essential work.”

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N.B. Any updates received through the week, will be appended as comments on this post.

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Overnight closures of Bradley Stoke Way planned for every night this week (Mon-Fri)

Posted on Monday 23rd January 2017 at 12:10 pm by SH (Editor)

A road roller stands ready on Bradley Stoke Way.

MetroBus contractors Alun Griffiths say they plan to make the best of the current fair weather and continue with overnight closures of a section of Bradley Stoke Way for a further five nights this week, commencing tonight (Monday 23rd January).

Griffiths’ community liaison officer Jim Aitken said:

“We are carrying on the night work this week to make best progress and avoid the congestion that daytime work would involve. We fully appreciate that this has an impact on immediate residents whilst this continues and apologise for this and thank residents for their tolerance and patience. This may mean that day time resources are less on surfacing as we focus our resources on night time work. We will continue to have a daytime presence with the signalisation and some drainage work ongoing.”

A report that appeared on the Griffiths community webpage for the Bradley Stoke zone of the MetroBus construction project last Friday states:

“Good progress has been made with night time surfacing during this week. Further night work is required next week as the weather forecast looks favourable to continue. Bradley Stoke Way will be closed for surfacing westbound only between Patchway Brook Roundabout (near Aldi) and the Aztec West Roundabout from Monday 23rd January for five nights between 8pm and 5am. Diversion signs are in place to divert traffic through Stoke Gifford for access to the Aztec West Roundabout during these times only.”

“Weather permitting, we hope following the end of the above work to have laid the surface course and lay the white lines down.”

“Eastbound from Aztec West to Patchway brook will continue to be open and we shall maintain access to residents of Orchard Gate.”

More: The official diversion route is 8 miles long! »

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