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Temporary changes to traffic flow at Parkway North Roundabout

Posted on Monday 1st May 2017 at 10:35 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of Parkway North Roundabout.

Motorists and cyclists using Great Stoke Way and Hunts Ground Road are being warned to expect temporary changes to the traffic flow around Parkway North Roundabout this week.

On Tuesday (2nd May), MetroBus contractors Alun Griffiths will introduce traffic management at the roundabout which will involve manoeuvring all traffic (i.e. approaching from both directions) around the northern side of the roundabout so that work can be undertaken on the remainder of the roundabout.

This work, which is expected to last for approximately one week, will involve correcting the road levels in readiness for a tie-in to the northern end of the under-construction Stoke Gifford Transport Link (known locally as the Stoke Gifford By-Pass).

Normal access to the nearby Griffiths site compound will be closed during this period of work.

A Griffiths spokesperson said:

“No temporary lights will be used, but traffic will need to slow on the approach to negotiate the north side of the roundabout at this point.”

Related link: Stoke Gifford By-Pass (The Journal)

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Work under way on Stoke Gifford By-Pass

Posted on Wednesday 7th October 2015 at 1:35 pm by SH (Editor)

Stoke Gifford By-Pass construction at Parkway North.

Construction work on the Stoke Gifford By-Pass, which forms part of the North Fringe to Hengrove MetroBus route and will provide a new link for general traffic between Bradley Stoke and the A4174 (Avon Ring Road), is now under way at Parkway North.

The Stoke Gifford Transport Link (as the by-pass is officially known) is a single carriageway highway which will provide a link between the Parkway North Roundabout, Stoke Gifford and the Ring Road, emerging along what is currently the access road into the Highbrook Park housing development.

It will be around 1.6km in length, with a dedicated bus lane and a foot/cycle way on its western side. The link will cross the railway line and the Ham Brook via two new bridges being constructed for the project.

The new road will also provide access to the proposed East of Harry Stoke New Neighbourhood, where it is foreseen that 2,000 new homes will be constructed by 2027.

Cllr Brian Allinson, chair of the West of England Joint Transport Board, and also chair of South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) Planning, Transportation and Strategic Environment Committee, said:

“MetroBus is set to provide a new public transport link across the area, from Hengrove in south Bristol, direct through to UWE in the north. This section, the Stoke Gifford Transport Link, extends the services thorough to Parkway Station and on to Cribbs Causeway and will help ease traffic congestion by providing another railway line crossing south from Stoke Gifford.”

“MetroBus has been a long time in the planning and development. It‘s tremendous to see the actual on the ground work starting, and we are all looking forward to riding on the first buses.”

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