Latest Construction Update from Metrobus 27/3/17March 27th, 2017
Bradley Stoke Way
Anti-skid surface needs to be added to key areas on the approach to lights, crossings and roundabouts. This will be done with off-peak traffic management and should take approximately two weeks depending in the weather.
Bradley Stoke Way between Patchway Brook and Tesco.
The bus lane along Bradley Stoke Way from Patchway Brook will remain coned and closed until legally signed, high friction surfacing applied and commissioned. Additional permanent speed signage will be added as the speed limit changes from 40mph to 30mph along this section. Road signage installation should be completed by the end of April. The Zebra Crossing area and an additional 20m of footway construction near Aldi needs completing and landscaping sub-contractors will be working on the verges.
Bradley Stoke Way between Great Meadow and Great Stoke Roundabout Excavation works have started and the approach to Great Stoke roundabout from Great
Meadow roundabout is reduced to one lane between 9:30 am to 3:30pm. However, heavy rain may postpone the earth removal to prevent the likelihood of mud on the road. Should this be the case, temporary signals may be required as a last resort to ensure the safety of the workforce and road users. An Archaeologist is on site keeping watch on the groundwork.
Six lighting columns have been moved and reinstalled for the new road alignment and drainage work is ongoing. We have. The work is expected to finish in early June.
A38 Gloucester Road
Work has commenced to build a bus stop and bus lane on A38 south of Aztec West roundabout. This is due to complete in early May. A temporary pedestrian signal crossing on the A38 for the remainder of the works and a temporary public footpath is in operation around the works from Aztec West.
A MetroBus stop has now been installed on the Park & Ride side and work is progressing on the stop opposite. The work should be completed by the middle of May.
Stoke Gifford Transport Link
It’s anticipated that all drainage work to will be completed during April/May and the road base, binder and surface course laid from Park Way North Roundabout to the Hambrook Lane junction. Material is being moved for filling in the approach to Hambrook Bridge from the north and south side. Work on the verges is continuing and a sound attenuation bund from the Network Rail Bridge towards Great Stoke Way is being created to protect the housing. This will be topped with a two-meter-high acoustic fence nearer the completion of the road in the summer.
Final surface course and road marking will take place in early April, from the A4174 up to Oxleigh Way and from the north of the new Hambrook Bridge up to Hambrook Lane.
Hambrook Lane, linking Stoke Gifford & Harry Stoke with Hambrook & Winterbourne, will be closed for one week in May/June for surfacing and road marking.
A4174 Between Hambrook and Wick Wick Roundabout
The bus lanes are currently coned off due to building of a dry stone wall and landscaping. Some surfacing work is still to be done between Bromley Heath and Wick Wick roundabouts where flat spots are holding water. The work will take three days to complete and will be carried out in within the next few weeks.
Coldharbour Lane/Stoke Lane
The work on Stoke Lane is due to complete early autumn and until then there will be narrow lanes with occasional short length, short term traffic lights for specific pieces of work.
The shared footpath for cyclists and pedestrians on Stoke Lane will remain open.
Work has started to create the northbound MetroBus stops on Coldharbour Lane. This will involve closing the nearside northbound carriageway. The work is expected to finish around the middle of May.
Temporary traffic lights will be installed on UWE roundabout during late March for drainage work to take place.
M32 Junction 3
Work to the southbound bus lane is drawing to a close. There will be overnight closures of the M32, Monday to Friday this week for surfacing, line marking and removal of the traffic management. Following this there will be further intermittent closures for signage, drainage, parapet terminals and commissioning. More details will be available nearer the time when exact dates are known. The new bus lane will remain closed until the speed cameras are installed in July
M32 New Bus Only Junction
The Bus Only Junction will be completed within the night time closures as detailed above. The junction will remain coned off until the Cribbs Causeway to Hengrove Park MetroBus services start.
Note: Highways England is replacing the central barrier on the M32 at Junction 2, Eastville viaduct. The work will start these week and last 11 weeks. ThiBack to news