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Gipsy Patch Lane: Saturday night and Sunday closure

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South Gloucestershire Council - 13th January 2022

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.

Weekend closure

Gipsy Patch Lane will be closed to traffic, between the service road junction, east of the railway bridge, and the Rolls Royce Gate 5, west of the railway bridge, between 8pm Saturday 29 January and 8pm Sunday 30 January.

This closure is needed to enable the Council’s Streetcare team to make changes to the temporary road layout and reopen some of the residential side-road junctions following substantial completion of certain phases of the works. Other works east and 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 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 31 January, the junctions for Gifford Crescent, Station Road and the service road 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 Station Road junction, east of the railway bridge, and the Rolls Royce Gate 5 junction, west of the railway bridge.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these works.

Station Road junction

The junction for Station Road may need to be closed again to traffic in the coming months to enable Network Rail to carry out work on the railway embankment. We will update the community when Network Rail confirm when this work will take place and the traffic management they need to carry out this work.

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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