Further closures of Gipsy Patch Lane in June & July

Photo of a road milling machine in operation.
Resurfacing work on Gipsy Patch Lane, Little Stoke, in April 2022.

Further road resurfacing and maintenance work is set to take place along Gipsy Patch Lane later this month (June 2022) and over the first weekend in July.

The work is being carried out by South Gloucestershire Council and its contractors as part of the Cribbs Patchway Metrobus Extension (CPME) project, which has seen the railway bridge replaced and the road widened to accommodate new bus lanes.

Maintenance work

Gipsy Patch Lane will be closed overnight on Monday 20th June to allow for maintenance work to be carried out to manhole covers. The closure will be in place between 8pm on Monday 20th June and 6am on Tuesday 21st June. During this work the road will be closed to all vehicles between the Little Stoke Lane junction (east of the railway bridge) and the entrance to Pegasus Park (west of the bridge). Pedestrians and cyclists will still have access. Diversions will be in place for motor vehicles.

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Resurfacing

A section of Gipsy Patch Lane, between the Hatchet Road roundabout and the Little Stoke Lane junction, will be resurfaced over two weekends: Friday 24th June to Monday 27th June and Friday 1st July to Monday 4th July.

The eastbound carriageway (towards the Hatchet Road roundabout) will be resurfaced on the first weekend between 8pm on Friday 24th June and 6am on Monday 27th June. During this time the eastbound carriageway of Gipsy Patch Lane, between the Little Stoke Lane junction and the Hatchet Road roundabout, will be closed to traffic. The junction with Little Stoke Lane will also be closed. Traffic exiting Bush Avenue will only be able to turn left. Diversions will be in place.

Photo of an excavator working on a road scheme.
Highway works on Gipsy Patch Lane, west of the railway bridge, in March 2022.

The westbound carriageway (towards the A38) will be resurfaced between 8pm on Friday 1st July and 6am on Monday 4th July. During this time the westbound carriageway of Gipsy Patch Lane, between the Hatchet Road roundabout and the Little Stoke Lane junction, will be closed to traffic. The junction with Bush Avenue will also be closed. Traffic needing access to Bush Avenue and Smithcourt Drive will need to use the service road next to the Stokers pub. Diversions will be in place.

The Hatchet Road roundabout will remain open throughout the works but will have lane restrictions in place.

A spokesperson for South Gloucestershire Council said:

“The resurfacing work will be carried out round the clock, day and night. It is likely to cause some dust, noise and vibration but we will keep this to a minimum so far as is reasonably practicable. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this work and thank you for your patience.”

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Future works

Further resurfacing will be needed along Gipsy Patch Lane west of the railway bridge (the Rolls-Royce side) once the road widening works are completed on this side. This resurfacing is due to take place later in the summer.

The junction for Station Road may also need to be closed again to traffic in the coming months to enable Network Rail to carry out remedial work on the railway embankment.

The main construction work for the CPME is due to complete in September this year. Other work, such as the installation of iPoints and bus shelters, and landscaping, will be completed by the end of the year.

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Bus diversion

UPDATE added 25th June 2022.

First West of England tweeted at 10.49am on Saturday 25th June 2022:

SERVICE UPDATE: Due to roadworks on Little Stoke Lane, Services Y6 and 19 will be diverting via Hatchet Road, Orpheus Ave, Brook Way, Braydon Ave to normal route.

It is assumed that this diversion will apply until 6am on Monday 27th June 2022.

 

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