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Gipsy Patch Lane: Sunday closure and surfacing work

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South Gloucestershire Council - 1st December 2021

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

Sunday closure

On Sunday 5 December, between 9am and 5pm, Gipsy Patch Lane will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians. This closure is to enable Network Rail and its contractor to install the valve chambers for the new pumping station.

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.

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 our project webpage www.southglos.gov.uk/cpmetrobus.

During the closure Network Rail will operate a shuttle service for pedestrians needing 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.

Surfacing work

In December, 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 13 December to Thursday 23 December, between the hours of 5.30pm and 2.30am on weeknights only. Please note these dates may be subject to change and we will keep the community updated.

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

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.

Christmas

No work will be taking place along Gipsy Patch Lane over the festive period. Work will resume on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

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 contact the project team via this email address.

Yours faithfully

Richard Gillingham
Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension Project Sponsor
South Gloucestershire Council

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