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Councils consult on MetroBus road widening and bus lane proposals

Posted on Sunday 30th November 2014 at 10:04 pm by SH (Editor)

Sign advertising consultation on proposed road widening and bus lanes associated with the North Fringe to Hengrove Package MetroBus scheme.

Major alterations planned for Aztec West Roundabout, Woodlands Lane junction and Bradley Stoke Way.

South Gloucestershire Council and Bristol City Council have opened an informal ‘pre-consultation’ on planned changes to road layouts, speed limits and parking arrangements along the route of the proposed North Fringe to Hengrove Package (NFHP) MetroBus Scheme, which was granted planning permission earlier this year.

The ‘pre-consultation’ is a precursor to the preparation of statutory orders (Traffic Regulation Orders or TROs), which are expected to be published during 2015.

MetroBus represents a major investment in public transport, which the councils hope will change the way people travel throughout South Gloucestershire and the Bristol area. It aims to create a new network of high frequency bus routes with fast and reliable services linking key areas of housing, jobs, and shopping.

The NFHP scheme will link south Bristol with Cribbs Causeway and Emersons Green via the city centre. Locally, buses will travel from the Ring Road (A4174) along the yet-to-be-constructed Stoke Gifford By-Pass before traversing the full length of Bradley Stoke Way up to the Aztec West Roundabout.

The project will see a number of sections of new bus lane constructed along Bradley Stoke Way, including a long stretch running from the end of the existing bus lane adjacent to the Willow Brook Centre up to Patchway Brook Roundabout (near Aldi). There will also be major changes on the approach to the Aztec West Roundabout and reconfiguration of the Woodlands Lane junction.

Four pairs of new MetroBus stop on Bradley Stoke Way »

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MetroBus planning application gets green light from councillors

Posted on Tuesday 7th October 2014 at 8:11 pm by SH (Editor)

Two-and-a-half years of roadworks in the Bradley Stoke area set to start next spring.

Rapid Transit Bus

South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) approval of the planning application for the £102m North Fringe to Hengrove Package (NFHP) MetroBus on 9th September, following a similar decision by Bristol City Council on 27th August, has cleared the way for plans to be submitted to the Department for Transport (DfT) for full approval.

According to a report published by SGC in June, a decision from the DfT can be expected by February or March next year, and, subject to this being positive, construction will start in “spring 2015”, with the first MetroBus services running by “summer 2017”.

Within Bradley Stoke, the project will see a number of sections of new bus lane constructed along Bradley Stoke Way, including a long stretch running from the end of the existing bus lane adjacent to the Willow Brook Centre up to Patchway Brook Roundabout (near Aldi). There will also be major changes on the approach to the Aztec West Roundabout and reconfiguration of the Woodlands Lane junction.

The proposed £14.5m Stoke Gifford Transport Link (SGTL, known locally as the Stoke Gifford By-Pass) will form a crucial section of the MetroBus route, linking the southern end of Bradley Stoke Way with the A4174 Avon Ring Road, emerging between UWE and junction 1 of the M32.

South Gloucestershire councillors have agreed that delivery of the SGTL will proceed even if the DfT fails to confirm funding for the MetroBus project.

An indicative construction timeline submitted with the MetroBus planning application suggests that construction work on the Bradley Stoke section of the route could start as early as April 2015 and last for 30 months. Construction of the SGTL is likely to start in summer 2015 and be completed by summer 2017.

More: Journey to city centre expected to be 22min faster than no. 73 »

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MetroBus plans submitted: New bus lanes for Bradley Stoke Way

Posted on Sunday 6th April 2014 at 7:30 pm by SH (Editor)

Proposed bus rapid transit route in North Bradley Stoke.

A planning application for the North Fringe to Hengrove Package (NFHP) MetroBus, a “rapid bus route” between the Bristol North and East Fringes and South Bristol via Bristol City Centre, has been submitted to South Gloucestershire and Bristol City councils.

If approved, the project will result in significant changes being made to Bradley Stoke Way and the Aztec West Roundabout, both of which lie on the section of the MetroBus route between Cribbs Causeway and Parkway North.

According to the West of England Office, which is promoting the project on behalf of four local councils in the former Avon area, “MetroBus services will be fast, frequent and reliable with new, low-emission vehicles. They will provide high quality passenger facilities, information and interchanges and safe and secure access to stops. Services will run on segregated routes in some places, and will be given priority over other road users at traffic signals when running on the public highway. The route will incorporate new bus stops and shelters, and shared cycleway and footway as appropriate.”

Carriageway works

In the vicinity of the Aztec West Roundabout, carriageway works will include:

  • Road widening and footway relocation to enable installation of dedicated bus lane for left turn movement from Bradley Stoke Way to Gloucester Road.
  • Road widening and footway relocation to enable installation of dedicated bus lane for eastbound entry to Bradley Stoke Way from Aztec West roundabout.
  • Reconfiguration of Woodlands Lane/Bradley Stoke Way Junction.

Between the Woodlands Lane junction and Patchway Brook Roundabout (near Aldi):

  • Road widening and footway relocation to the north of Bradley Stoke Way to enable installation of dedicated bus lane for westbound movements from Woodlands Lane to Patchway Brook Roundabout and associated works.

More: Further carriageway works and bus stop locations »

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Chance to have your say on North Fringe bus rapid transit plans

Posted on Thursday 31st May 2012 at 9:41 am by SH (Editor)

Proposed bus rapid transit route in North Bradley Stoke.

Detailed plans for a multi-million pound ‘rapid transit system’ that will connect Bradley Stoke with the centre of Bristol are on show today (Thursday 31st) at the Willow Brook Centre, between 3pm and 7pm.

The scheme aims to provide a “fast and reliable” bus service between north and south Bristol – with modern vehicles and, in places, its own right of way.

A new by-pass around Stoke Gifford, providing a more direct route for general traffic from the south of Bradley Stoke to the Avon Ring Road, is also part of the plans.

There will also be a new bus-only junction onto the M32, where Stoke Lane crosses over the motorway, close to the Dower House.

Today’s exhibition is part of the latest round of public consultation on the scheme, which runs until 13th July 2012.

Specific proposals for the Bradley Stoke area include:

  • Road widening on the north-east side of Bradley Stoke Way between Aztec West and the Willow Brook Centre, to provide additional road space for northbound bus lanes.
  • Widening of Bradley Stoke Way between the Great Meadow and Great Stoke roundabouts, for a southbound bus lane.
  • Widening of Great Stoke Way, between Great Meadow roundabout and Trevelyan Walk, for a northbound bus lane.

For further information and to respond to the consultation, visit the North Fringe to Hengrove page of the Travel+ website.

Detailed proposals for the Bradley Stoke area can be viewed here:

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