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Braydon Avenue to be closed for up to three weeks from 2nd March

Posted on Wednesday 25th February 2015 at 6:38 pm by SH (Editor)

Chicane priority narrowing on Braydon Avenue, Little Stoke.

South Gloucestershire Council has announced that Braydon Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic for a period of up to three weeks from Monday 2nd March in order to allow the construction of a raised speed table near the Concord Medical Centre.

The speed table will replace the existing chicane priority narrowing at the same location, which the council claims will result in “less conflict on the road between motor vehicles”.

The £23,000 scheme was prioritised by the council’s Southern Brooks Area Forum in February 2014. Consultation on the proposals took place from 18th August to 7th September 2014.

No objections were received when the statutory notice for the scheme was advertised in November 2014. According to that document, the new speed table will extend over the full width of the carriageway and be 10 metres in length and 75 millimetres (maximum) in height.

As part of the scheme, dropped kerbs and tactile paving will be installed to provide pedestrians with an improved informal crossing facility.

The crossing provides access to a public footpath which runs parallel to Braydon Avenue, but is separated from the road by a row of trees and a brook.

In its statement of reasons for proposing the work, the council says the current arrangement is ineffective at reducing vehicle speeds:

“The disadvantage of the current traffic calming measure (chicane priority narrowing) is that motor vehicles with priority are not required to reduce their speed and motor vehicles without priority are not required to reduce their speed if there is no oncoming vehicle approaching.”

To enable the construction work to be undertaken safely, Braydon Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic between the Concord Medical Centre and Silver Birch Close.

More: Details of diversion route and bus services affected »

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Council consults on £0.9m Gipsy Patch Lane widening scheme

Posted on Wednesday 5th March 2014 at 8:24 pm by SH (Editor)

Gipsy Patch Lane, Stoke Gifford, Bristol.

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) is staging a public consultation on plans to widen a stretch of Gipsy Patch Lane, on the westbound approach to the A38 Gloucester Road, adjacent to the Rolls-Royce works.

The proposed scheme will extend the dedicated westbound left-turn lane on Gipsy Patch Lane by approximately 120m. It also includes the widening of existing footways for use as shared use paths and the replacement of an existing pelican crossing with a toucan crossing.

The aim of the work is to reduce queueing for westbound traffic that is intending to turn left onto the A38. At present, traffic queuing to turn right onto the A38 blocks traffic wishing to turn left, says the council.

The scheme is one of a number of measures that the council hopes will help tackle traffic congestion and increase the capacity of the local road network ahead of the development of the planned Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood, where 5,700 new homes are likely to be built by 2027.

Funding for the project is coming from the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s Revolving Infrastructure Fund (RIF), which is used to “forward-fund infrastructure that is required to unlock or serve growth leading to increases in job creation and housing delivery”.

Subject to approval, work on the Gipsy Patch Lane scheme is expected to start in April 2014, with an expected duration of two months.

Responses to the public consultation must be submitted by Sunday 9th March.

See also: Multiple major roadworks likely to cause delays for next year in north Bristol (Bradley Stoke Journal)

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Area Forum assigns £11k to repair pavements in Stoke Gifford

Posted on Wednesday 5th December 2012 at 5:35 pm by SH (Editor)

Roadworks warning sign.

Pavements in three Stoke Gifford Roads are set to be repaired in 2013/14 after the Southern Brooks Area Forum agreed they should be made a priority in South Gloucestershire Council’s highways maintenance programme.

Councillors on the Area Forum, which covers Bradley Stoke, Filton, Frenchay, Stoke Park, Patchway, Stoke Gifford and Winterbourne, were given £60,000 to allocate to maintenance schemes in their area and three Stoke Gifford schemes were chosen, along with four from other areas, from a list of 43 candidates.

The pavement on a section of Chalcombe Close (off Braydon Avenue, Little Stoke) will be reconstructed at a cost of £6,500. The section affected is between house numbers 22 to 27 and the work will involve removing some or all of the structural layers of the pavement and replacing it with new material, including new surfacing.

Footpaths in Court Avenue and Couzens Place (both off North Road) will receive a ‘slurry seal’ treatment, in which a thin layer of slurry emulsion is laid on the existing surface to seal cracks and restore texture, at a cost of £3,840 and £1,020 respectively.

Other road or footpath repair schemes granted funding at the meeting included two in the Filton ward and one each in the Winterbourne and Frenchay & Stoke Park wards.

The Council’s main highways maintenance programme for 2011/12 included a scheme to resurface a section of North Road, from the Hatchett Road junction to house number 112.

The main programme for 2012/13, approved earlier this year, includes micro asphalt resurfacing of Farley Close and Stratton Close (£24,000) and footpath resurfacing in Little Stoke Lane, between Kingsway and Rossall Avenue (£6,300), and Somerset Crescent (£2,160).

More info: List of schemes considered by the Area Forum (SGC) [PDF]

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