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Station Road to close for up to six months

Posted on Tuesday 5th July 2016 at 12:33 pm by SH (Editor)

Collapsed footway on Station Road, Little Stoke.

A 250m-long section of Station Road, in Little Stoke, is to be closed to through traffic for up to six months to facilitate the repair of a stretch of footway that has slipped into the adjacent brook.

The footway, just north of Patchway Station and opposite the Patchway Building Supplies compound, has been out of use for more than three years, and during this time has been fenced off with orange plastic barriers.

The work, which is expected to commence on Monday 11th July, is to be carried out by Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd, working on behalf of South Gloucestershire Council.

This is the same firm that is currently undertaking the construction of the MetroBus project in Bradley Stoke and the Stoke Gifford Transport Link.

In a letter sent to businesses and residential properties in the immediate vicinity of the work, Griffiths state that the work will involve the construction of a ‘bored pile’ retaining wall over a length of 100m, along with the construction of a new footpath and carriageway reinstatement.

Jim Aitken, community liaison officer for Griffiths, writes in the letter:

“Unfortunately, in order for these works to be carried out, it will be necessary for a road closure with vehicular diversion to be implemented for the duration of the works.”

The road closure extends from a point just south of the entrance to the Sort It civic amenity site to a point just north of Patchway Station. The 100m work area is located towards the railway station end of the closed section.

Businesses in the area will be open as usual and there will be signs to emphasise this, but there will be no through access for traffic. Consequently, traffic heading for the Riverside Leisure Club and the Sort It centre must approach from the north, while Patchway Station will be reachable only from the south.

More: Detailed traffic management plan »

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Councillor calls for action on Station Road footpath damaged by landslip

Posted on Monday 10th November 2014 at 11:49 pm by SH (Editor)

Cllr Keith Cranney beside a landslip on Station Road, Little Stoke.

A local South Gloucestershire councillor says residents have waited far too long for repairs to be carried out on Station Road, Little Stoke, after a landslip carried a stretch of the main footpath into the adjacent brook.

The footpath, which provides an important thoroughfare for pedestrians, has now been out of use for more than two years.

The repair requires a complex ‘bored-pile’ wall to be put in place, which requires specialist equipment that the council does not have at its disposal, and so must look to private providers for the repairs to be undertaken, but ongoing attempts to do this have been met with difficulty.

Cllr Keith Cranney (Conservative, Stoke Gifford) said:

“This road has been a danger for far too long now. Acts of nature can happen and they do cause significant damage, but this slippage could mean life or death to someone as a result of the repair not being completed satisfactorily.”

“This road is used by many pedestrians every day who have to access Patchway Station, nearby local schools and businesses that are situated on Station Road.”

“I know of at least one blind and visually impaired gentleman who makes his way down there regularly and it’s not good enough that he should be put at risk simply because repairs have not yet been done.”

Local Conservatives say they have been and are continuing to campaign for this road and pedestrian footpath to be fixed as a matter of priority.

Source: Press release from the Conservative Group on South Gloucestershire Council.

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