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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”.

More: Work at other end of BSW set to start mid/end February »

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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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Four-day lane closure on A38 southbound at Aztec West starts this Thursday

Posted on Tuesday 10th January 2017 at 9:51 pm by SH (Editor)

Work under way on the Aztec West Roundabout A38 southbound widening scheme.

South Gloucestershire Council has announced plans to close the inside lane of the A38 southbound approach to the Aztec West Roundabout for four days later this week, in order to carry out a “significant” gas main diversion.

The move breaks an assurance given by the council prior to the commencement of the project that major carriageway work would not be carried out on the A38 until “after the Bradley Stoke Way section of the MetroBus works has been completed”.

The work on the A38 is being funded as part of an £18.1 million Growth Deal award made to the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership and is intended to “mitigate the impact of traffic arising from new developments”, such as the Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood where 5,700 new homes are expected to be constructed by 2027.

The upcoming carriageway work, which is being carried out jointly with Wales & West Utilities, will commence on the morning of Thursday 12th January, when a lane closure will be placed on the A38 southbound. This will reduce the number of traffic lanes from four down to three. The lane closure will then stay in place throughout the whole of the following Friday, Saturday and Sunday while the gas diversion is being completed. It is anticipated that the diversion will be finished in time for reopening the lane for the morning peak of Monday 16th January.

A South Gloucestershire Council spokesperson said:

“The work has been planned for January in order to have the least impact on traffic, although motorists are advised to allow additional journey time to mitigate for any delays.”

Commenting on the overlap with the ongoing MetroBus works on Bradley Stoke Way, the spokesperson added:

“The current major construction work taking place on the A38 southbound is advanced utility work and this has been planned and booked many months in advance. Unfortunately, delays in the MetroBus project will see an overlap of work. However this has been mitigated as much as possible by removing the central reserve, creating an additional lane, and 24-hour working over a four day period. Cancelling the work was not possible without causing major impacts on budgets and the timing of the overall construction programme.”

More: Work brought forward following discovery of additional gas mains »

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Overnight resurfacing of Bradley Stoke Way

Posted on Thursday 10th November 2016 at 3:44 pm by SH (Editor)

Road surfacing plant on Bradley Stoke Way.

MetroBus contractors Alun Griffiths will be carrying out overnight resurfacing of the Orchard Gate junction with Bradley Stoke Way tonight, Thursday 10th November. The work, which is planned to last for one night only, is being carried out to “address safety concerns and improve road levels” in the vicinity of the junction.

The contractors will work between the hours of 8pm and 6am, and will aim to carry out all the noisier activities of planing/milling the existing surface prior to midnight.

Temporary traffic lights will be in operation, in preference to fully closing the road.

Access to Orchard Gate will be maintained throughout the works.

Writing in a letter delivered to residents of nearby properties earlier this week, Jim Aitken, community liaison officer for Griffiths, said:

“There will be some noise disruption whilst milling the surface before the surface layer of tarmac is laid. Apologies for any disruption and delays caused throughout this period of essential work and thank you for your cooperation and assistance.”

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