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Overnight closures of Parkway Bridge between 12th and 20th March

Posted on Sunday 11th March 2018 at 6:24 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of a matrix sign displaying information about roadworks at Parkway Bridge.

Motorists and local residents are being advised to prepare for disruption caused by the planned overnight closure of roads in the vicinity of Parkway Station over a number of nights in March.

South Gloucestershire Council has announced that it plans to carry out major resurfacing work on Brierly Furlong and Hatchet Road between 12th and 20th March. The work will involve planing off the existing surface and the laying of a new surface.

Activity will start at around 8pm each night and continue until approximately 6am.

The council warns that the works will create “a significant amount of noise”.

The road through Parkway Railway Bridge will be closed from the junction of Hatchet Road and North Road to the junction of Brierly Furlong and the bus gate off New Road.

All traffic will be diverted around the area whilst the closures are in place. Access to properties and amenities fronting the site and whose only access is from the closed road, will be available at all times and every effort will be made to keep the disruption to local residents to a minimum. There will be no access to Parkway Station from Hatchet Road during the closure periods. All access to Parkway will be from the rear entrance (via Hunts Ground Road).

An SGC spokesperson said:

“Although alternative routes will be signposted whilst the works are in progress, it is possible that delays may occur on the surrounding network. Please watch the local press for any further news, but you are advised to avoid the area if possible for the duration of the works. South Gloucestershire Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by these essential works.”

More: Information on bus diversions and pedestrian access »

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Two weeks of off-peak traffic lights on Hatchet Road from Monday 5th June

Posted on Sunday 4th June 2017 at 9:43 pm by SH (Editor)

Hatchet Road, Stoke Gifford, where a new southbound bus lane is proposed as part of the Cribbs Patchway MetroBus Extension project.

Road users are being warned to expect off-peak temporary traffic lights on Hatchet Road for the next two weeks, as investigatory work in connection with the Cribbs Patchway MetroBus Extension (CPME) scheme is carried out.

A statement on the CPME page of the Travelwest website states that the work involves digging temporary trial trenches to confirm the location of underground utilities.

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) announced in April that the investigation would be carried out in late April or May, but  no work had taken place by the end of May.

The start date of the roadworks has now been confirmed for Monday 5th June. No explanation has been given for the delay.

A spokesperson for SGC said:

“We will need to close one lane at a time at particular points along Hatchet Road between the Gipsy Patch Lane roundabout and the Ratcliffe Drive roundabout. This will result in temporary traffic lights between 9.30am and 3.30pm on weekdays, avoiding peak traffic times.”

“Vehicles will still be able to travel in both directions but this will be controlled by the temporary traffic lights. We may also need to close particular bus stops for a short period of time when we are digging in close proximity to one. Please note all other bus stops on Hatchet Road will remain open for use at these times.”

A petition calling on South Gloucestershire Council (and the recently elected West of England ‘Metro Mayor’) to abandon the plan for a southbound bus lane along part of Hatchet Road as part of the CPME scheme recently passed the 3,000 signature mark. Opponents say the £2m cost of the bus lane cannot be justified by the minimal journey time savings it will achieve and they object to the “unnecessary destruction of mature trees and hedgerows along both sides of Hatchet Road”.

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Off-peak traffic lights coming to Hatchet Road for MetroBus utilities investigation

Posted on Monday 24th April 2017 at 9:29 pm by SH (Editor)

Hatchet Road, Stoke Gifford, where a new southbound bus lane is proposed as part of the Cribbs Patchway MetroBus Extension project.

Residents of the Stokes are being warned of roadworks due to take place on Hatchet Road in late April and May, in connection with the Cribbs Patchway MetroBus Extension (CPME) scheme.

An announcement on the CPME page of the Travelwest website states that the work involves digging temporary trial trenches to confirm the location of underground utilities.

The start date on Hatchet Road is dependent on another set of investigative work being completed on Gipsy Patch Lane (see link below). The work is also weather dependent.

Once work begins on Hatchet Road, there will be a  need to close one lane at a time in particular places along Hatchet Road between the Gipsy Patch Lane roundabout and the Ratcliffe Drive roundabout.  This will require temporary traffic lights between 9.30am and 3.30pm on weekdays.

The announcement stresses that vehicles will still be able to travel in both directions, but this will be controlled by the temporary traffic lights.

The work is expected to last for approximately two weeks. There may also be a need to close particular bus stops for a short period of time when contractors are digging close by. Other bus stops on Hatchet Road will remain open for use at these times.

A petition calling on South Gloucestershire Council (and the soon-to-be-elected West of England ‘Metro Mayor’) to abandon the plan for a southbound bus lane along part of Hatchet Road as part of the CPME scheme recently passed the 2,000 signature mark. Opponents say the £2m cost of the bus lane cannot be justified by the minimal journey time savings it will achieve and they object to the “unnecessary destruction of mature trees and hedgerows along both sides of Hatchet Road”.

• The imminent work on Gipsy Patch Lane will involve a temporary road closure at the railway bridge on three weekends. Read more…

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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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