Gipsy Patch Lane full closure on Sunday 5th December

Photo of a drainage system under construction.
Drainage system (pumping station and valve chambers) under construction under the new railway bridge.

South Gloucestershire Council has announced a further one-day full closure of Gipsy Patch Lane, on Sunday 5th December 2021.

The road will be closed at the railway bridge between 9am and 5pm to enable Network Rail and its contractor to install the valve chambers for the new pumping station.

Unlike the road closures on the last two Sundays, this one will apply to pedestrians and cyclists as well as motor vehicles.

During the closure, the westbound one-way system along Gipsy Patch Lane will not be in operation and those needing to travel by car between Stoke Gifford and the Filton/Patchway area will need to use the diversion route via Winterbourne Road, Bradley Stoke Way and the A38, or vice versa.

Map show diversion routes.
Cycling and pedestrian diversion routes.

For those requiring access to Pegasus Park this will be via Gipsy Patch Lane west of the railway bridge where portable traffic signals will be in operation.

Pedestrian and cycling diversion routes are available. More information on these can be found on the project webpage.

During the closure Network Rail will operate a shuttle bus service for pedestrians needing to access either side of the bridge. This service will be free of charge and will operate for the duration of time the railway bridge is closed to pedestrians.

Bus timetable.
Gipsy Patch Lane railway bridge shuttle bus timetable on Sunday 5th December 2021.

The shuttle bus service will be operated by Stagecoach. Please remember, for passengers using the shuttle bus, the wearing of face coverings on public transport is compulsory. For the latest information, visit

Upcoming surfacing work

Later this month, Network Rail and its contractor Alun Griffiths will be carrying out overnight work on Gipsy Patch Lane under the new railway bridge.

The work will involve surfacing the new southern carriageway and footpath. The work is due to take place overnight from Monday 13th December to Thursday 23rd December, between the hours of 5.30pm and 2.30am, on weeknights only. These dates may be subject to change.

Kitchen & Laundry Appliance Care.

The westbound one-way system along Gipsy Patch Lane will remain open during this work.

A spokesperson for South Gloucestershire Council said:

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this work. Any questions or issues can be raised via the Network Rail 24-hour helpline on 03457 11 41 41.”

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