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Gipsy Patch Lane: Weekend Closures (21 and 28 November 2021)

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South Gloucestershire Council - 8th November 2021

We are writing to update you on road widening work that is taking place on Gipsy Patch Lane, as part of the Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension (CPME).

Road widening work is currently taking place along Gipsy Patch Lane, east and west of the railway bridge, to make way for new bus lanes. To enable this work to continue, two Sunday road closures are needed along Gipsy Patch Lane.

Both closures are being carried out on a Sunday to limit the disruption caused to commuters and businesses operating in the area. We apologise for any inconvenienece caused by these works.

First Sunday closure

On Sunday 21 November, between 8am and 8pm, Gipsy Patch Lane will be closed to traffic east of the railway bridge, between the Little Stoke Lane junction and the railway bridge. This is to enable the Council’s Streetcare team to make changes to the temporary road layout. The works will involve relocating the temporary road studs and concrete barrier east of the Stokers pub. These changes are being made to help reopen some of the residential side-road junctions following substantial completion of certain phases of the works. Other works east of bridge will continue.

During the closure, the westbound one-way system 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. 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 access will be maintained via the new shared use path.

From Monday 22 November the junctions for Smithcourt Drive and the service road leading to Bush Avenue on Gipsy Patch Lane will be reopened to traffic. Vehicles will be able to turn left and right out of both junctions.

The westbound one-way system will remain in place but will be moved and will be in operation between the service road leading to Bush Avenue, east of the railway bridge, and the Rolls Royce Gate 5 junction, west of the railway bridge.

The junctions for Station Road, Gifford Crescent and the service road on the north side of the carriageway will remain closed to traffic whilst we continue to work in this area.

Second Sunday closure

On Sunday 28 November, between 8am and 8pm, Gipsy Patch Lane will be closed to traffic west of the railway bridge, between the railway bridge and the Rolls Royce Gate 5 junction. This is to enable the Council’s Streetcare team to make changes to the temporary road layout. The works will involve removing the temporary road studs and the concrete barrier west of the mini roundabout. These changes are being made following substantial completion of the works in this area. Other works west of bridge will continue.

During the closure, the westbound one-way system 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. For those requiring access to Pegasus Park this will continue to be via east of the railway bridge where there will be portable traffic signals in operation.

Pedestrian and cycling access will be maintained via the new shared use path.

CPME

The CPME is a £57 million investment to reduce congestion and improve journey times for all road users in your area by providing a new quick, reliable public transport system. It will offer a direct route between Bristol Parkway railway station, Stoke Gifford, the Cribbs Patchway New Neighbourhood, The Mall shopping centre and will link with the wider metrobus network. CPME will also deliver improved facilities for cyclists and pedestrians, making it easier and safer to travel on foot or by bike.

The scheme is funded by the West of England Combined Authority and by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership through the Local Growth Fund.

Further information

For updates on the project, please like and follow our Facebook group www.facebook.com/sgloscpme or visit our webpage www.southglos.gov.uk/cpmetrobus. We would also encourage you to sign up to our newsletter, which you can do by visiting our webpage.

If you have any questions, please email CPmetrobus@southglos.gov.uk.

Yours faithfully
Richard Gillingham
Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension Project Sponsor
South Gloucestershire Council

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