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Metrobus North Fringe to Hengrove Package

MetroBus is a new express bus service coming to the West of England. MetroBus services will run on a combination of segregated busways and bus lanes, and will provide journeys that are quicker and more reliable than existing services.

The North Fringe to Hengrove MetroBus route will provide a cross-city public transport connection between the North and East Fringes of Bristol, through the City Centre and South Bristol via Bedminster to Hengrove Park. As well as reducing congestion and enhancing public transport links in the area, the route will play a key role in supporting future economic development in the North Fringe area.


Metrobus

Website: travelwest.info/projects/metrobus/metrobusbuild

MetroBus is a joint project between Bristol City Council, North Somerset Council and South Gloucestershire Council.

MetroBus is a form of high capacity rapid public transport found in urban areas. It's a smarter way of travelling that uses a combination of segregated busways and bus lanes.


Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd

Website: community.alungriffiths.co.uk/works-in-your-area/metrobus-north-fringe-to-hengrove-package/

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd have been awarded the contracts for the Stoke Gifford Transport Link (SGTL), Bradley Stoke Way and Coldharbour/Stoke Lane.


Update for June 2017

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd - 7th June 2017

BSW

All carriageway surfacing is now complete, including road markings and anti-skid. Landscaping is now taking place along BSW to the verge and swale areas, forming the embankments profiles so they may receive turfing and planting, this is very weather dependant. It is our intention to clear our compound area in Woodland Lane and re-open this cycle / footpath in early June.

A.38 Aztec West

The North Bound metro bus stop should take approximately another week to complete. Surfacing to the southbound widening has now been complete and awaiting road marking. Also, an anti-skid surface to be applied after the 6-week wearing off period.

Patchway Brook to Tesco's

The bus lane shall remain closed to allow for various ongoing traffic management switches for the landscaping and re-profiling works to the swales and verges for the landscaping to be undertaken for turfing and further tree/shrub planting

Webbs Wood

All works complete apart from ancillary fixtures and fittings for the metro bus stops once the shelters have been installed by other contractors.

Great Meadow to Great Stoke roundabouts

Earthworks are 95% compete and road excavation 95% complete, drainage has commenced.

There is a large drainage excavation along the footway between Great Meadow to Great Stoke Roundabout required. Design changes are required due to underground services and the area required for root protection of certain species of tree. A 4-metre-deep excavation is required adjacent to the carriageway and a redesign has now been provided. This is different from our original scope so twenty-four-hour two-way temporary traffic lights are now required to cover the area of approximately 40 meters of road. This will not affect access to The Worthys.

To complete this work as safely as possible we will need to close the southbound lane at this point and use Temporary Traffic Lights for a period of two weeks. We shall endeavour to complete this work and remove the traffic management earlier than the two-week period. Currently we are seeking to begin this work from Monday 12th June until Friday 23rd June 2017. The lights will be manually controlled during peak hours 07.00-09.30 and 15.30-18.00.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time.

Hunts Ground road

The bus stops are complete awaiting bus shelter installation. Traffic management removed.

SGTL - Stoke Gifford Transport Link

Works to place the lower carriageway surfacing layers from Parkway North roundabout up to the Network Rail Bridge have been completed within the period. The surface course has been added on the roundabout in addition to completing and the drainage works. The final surface course to the new link road will not be undertaken until all verge works are complete and will be one of the final operations.

Works either side of the Hambrook Bridge that are dependent on a third-party Contractor (Dawnus Construction) that are not under the control of Griffiths have started later than planned due to late handover of the area by the third-party Contractor. However, Griffiths have worked promptly after handover of the approaches to complete drainage and earthworks ready for the lower layers of carriageway surfacing to be placed in Early June.

Throughout the length of the new link road we are removing excess spoil and distributing topsoil to landscaping areas, however these operations are weather dependant. Concurrently with this our landscapers will complete the planting and seeding to landscape areas.

The final surfacing and road markings throughout the project have been completed to Oxleigh Way from the A4174. Remaining areas of surfacing and road markings will take place during July/August, however we are yet to be advised by the third-party Contractor when they will hand over the Hambrook Bridge to complete the surface course and complete the Link Road ready for handover to South Glos Council. When this date is known, we shall update the Journal.


Update for May 2017

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd - 10th May 2017

BSW

Continuing the finishing works for this area, areas of anti-skid surface at the junction of Orchard Gate, Woodlands Lane & Patchway roundabout shall be undertaken out of hours after 19.00 due to the space available and traffic impact within the next period. Now the weather has improved the final landscaping in now taking place along BSW final profile to the verge and swale areas, forming the embankments profiles so they may receive turfing and planting.

A.38 Aztec West

Works commenced on the North Bound metro bus stop, this should take approx. 6 weeks to complete. We are awaiting traffic signal equipment switch for the existing pedestrian crossing on the south bound side due for early May to enable the final construction of the carriageway tie into the existing signals and signal switch thereafter. The southbound metro bus stop is complete. Works in and around the A38 southbound planned for completion within late May, early June.

Patchway Brook to Tesco's

The bus lane shall remain closed to allow for various ongoing traffic management switches, so that the anti-skid surfaces and road marking can be completed. Now the weather has improved with the ground dried out sufficiently we can undertake the final trimming/profiling to the swales and verges for the landscaping to be undertaken for turfing and further tree/shrub planting.

The additional footway by the bus stop has now been complete.

Webbs Wood

All works complete apart from ancillary fixtures and fittings for the metro bus stops once the shelter have been installed by others.

Great Meadow to Great Stoke roundabouts

Earthworks are 75% compete and road excavation 50% complete, these are being synchronised to maximise materials staying on the projects for sustainability reasons negating the need to tip off site and reduce the likelihood of excessive mud on the road surface. These works have not impeded the flow of traffic along this stretch. Lighting columns have now been relocated to allow steady progression of the main works, drainage and road excavation and shall continue in May.

SGTL

All drainage work has been completed from Patchway North roundabout to the Network Rail bridge. Adding road base, binder and surface course from Park Way North Roundabout entrance to the Network Rail Bridge shall be undertaken within the next period. The surface course has been undertaken along 50% of the scheme along with road markings.

Filling works to form the new road approach to Hambrook Bridge from the north and south side to area now complete up to capping layer. Drainage and kerbing shall take place within the next period up to the Hambrook bridge.

We continue to shape the verges and work has commenced and is ongoing on the sound attenuation bund protecting the housing from the Network Rail Bridge towards Great Stoke Way. Topsoil and spoil heap is currently being removed and compound materials removed. A two-meter-high acoustic fence shall be erected in June/July along this route.

Final surface course and road marking will be taking place in now in early May, from the A4174 up to the Oxleigh Way and from the north of the new Hambrook Bridge up to Hambrook Lane. Hambrook Bridge and the approaches approximately 300m long shall be surfaced along with all associated works once it has been handed over to Alun Griffiths Contractors from the bridge contractor; this should be late April/May.

Latest Update

Hambrook Lane will be closed to all traffic from AM Tuesday 30th May for 4 days until PM Friday 2nd June to install Lighting Columns, High Friction Surface, Traffic Signal Loops & Road marking.

Monday June 5th until Wednesday 7th June: Stop-Go Boards managing traffic on Oxleigh Way (Crest Nicholson) for High Friction Surface, Traffic Signal Loops & Road marking.


Parkway North Roundabout

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd - 25th April 2017

As from Tuesday next, 2nd May, for approximately 1 week there will be traffic management at the Parkway North Roundabout. This will involve manoeuvring traffic around the northern side of the roundabout in each direction so that work can be undertaken correcting the road levels on the remainder of the roundabout in readiness for a tie in to the Stoke Gifford Transport Link. Normal access to the Griffiths site compound will be closed during this work period as a consequence.

No temporary lights will be used but traffic will need to slow on the approach to negotiate the north side of the roundabout at this point.


Update for April 2017

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd - 7th April 2017

BSW

Now the works in this area are substantially complete there remains some small works. Anti-Skid surface is to be added in key areas along BSW on approach to lights, crossings and roundabouts. This will be done off peak with some traffic management. This should take a period of approx. 2 weeks, weather dependant.

Aerial Photos

A.38 Aztec West

Road box excavation is complete and we are preparing for surfacing. Work is ongoing on the Metrobus stop with kerbing and ducting work including further service diversions and utility slewing. There will be a temporary Pedestrian Signal crossing that shall be configured on the A38 crossing to facilitate the remainder of the works. A temporary public footpath is maintained around the works from Aztec West.

Patchway Brook to Tesco's

The bus lane along BSW from Patchway Brook will remain coned and closed until legally signed and commissioned including High Friction Surfacing which needs to be placed. Additional permanent speed signage will be added as speed changes from 40mph to 30mph along this route. Road signage installation is partially complete and should be completed within April. Some temporary speed signage is out until this is completed. Landscaping sub-contractors will be working on the verges.

Ongoing minor works to complete the Zebra Crossing area and an additional 20m of footway construction is to be undertaken near Aldi, where pedestrians shall be diverted into the closed off new Bus Lane.

Webbs Wood

Western Power will be doing connection work on the bus stop and Griffiths will be adding final surface to the adjoining footpath which just has currently a temporary surface.

Great Meadow to Great Stoke roundabouts

Excavation works has begun, but we are wary of inclement weather and heavy rain may postpone earth removal until more favourable weather to prevent the likelihood of mud on the road. Having revised this, we may require temp signals as and when required, but this shall be used as a last resort to ensure safety of the works force and road users. Instead we will use minor off peak traffic management 0930 to 1530 pm, reducing to one lane, the approach to Great Stoke roundabout from Great Meadow.

Six lighting columns have been moved and reinstalled for the new road alignment and drainage work is ongoing. We have an Archaeologist on site keeping watch on the groundworks.

SGTL

The work in this area is shared between three contractors with Griffiths having responsibility for the roadworks. There are two bridges, one has been handed to Griffiths some months ago by Network rail and good progress has been made with the road here. The other bridge is still in possession of the remaining contractor and Griffiths await access to complete the roadwork.

We anticipate all drainage work will also be completed during April/May and lay the road base, binder and surface course from Park Way North Roundabout entrance to our site along to the Network Rail Bridge and down to the Hambrook Lane junction.

Work will commence moving fill materials in readiness for filling the ground level on the approach to Hambrook Bridge from the north and south side to make progress in laying of the road over it. Earthwork will continue to shape the verges and work has commenced and is ongoing on the sound attenuation bund protecting the housing from the Network Rail Bridge towards Great Stoke Way. This will be topped with a two-meter-high acoustic fence nearer the completion of the road in the summer.

Final surface course and road marking will be taking place in early April, from the A4174 up to the Oxleigh Way and from the north of the new Hambrook Bridge up to Hambrook Lane. Hambrook Bridge and the approaches approximately 300m long, shall be surfaced along with all associated works once it has been handed over to Alun Griffiths Contractors from the bridge contractor.

A series of short duration closures of Hambrook Lane for final surfacing & anti-skid, lasting no longer than 5 days over a few weeks in May & June. We shall post further details.


Woodlands Lane Lights Fully Functioning

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd - 14th February 2017

Woodlands Lane traffic lights have been commissioned today by South Gloucestershire Council and are now operating and fully functional including full right turn into and out of Woodlands Lane. Orchard Gate lights are also being commissioned and it is anticipated these will also be fully functional this week. This is ahead of the programme predicted for completion at the end of February.

The last night of surfacing on Bradley Stoke Way immediately East of the Patchway Brook roundabout on 5 way temporary lights will take place at Patchway brook tonight Tuesday 14th February from 8pm until 5am or sooner.

Over the next few weeks there will be further traffic management at off peak times as further signage has to be installed in the area and after at least 3 weeks the anti-skid surface in the area of the lights installed. In addition a landscaping programme into the spring may also mean some traffic management at times.


Night Time Surfacing Update

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd - 13th February 2017

Having now concluded the night time surfacing along Bradley Stoke Way between Aztec West and Patchway Brook Roundabouts we shall over two nights Monday and Tuesday 13/14 February surface the remaining section of Bradley Stoke Way immediately East of the Patchway Brook roundabout. This is approximately a 40 meter stretch. We shall be completing this at night from 8pm until 5am or sooner using 5 way temporary traffic lights around Patchway Brook Roundabout by completing one lane one night and the other the next.

We look forward to the commissioning of the main traffic lights at both Woodland Lane junction and Orchard Gate by South Gloucestershire Council before the junctions can be made fully functional within our programme before the end of this month.


Night Time Surfacing Update

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd - 9th February 2017

Last night (Wednesday) we completed laying the final wearing course between Aztec West and Woodland Lane and have white lined this area. Thursday and Friday night the Eastbound carriageway from Aztec West to Woodland Lane will be OPEN. HOWEVER, the Eastbound carriageway from Woodland Lane to Patchway Brook roundabout will be closed to continue to lay the wearing surface and lining from 8pm until 5am or sooner. Diversions will apply during these times via Pear Tree Lane to Patchway Brook. The Westbound carriageway will remain open at all times.

The left turn from Woodlands Lane onto Bradley Stoke Way will of course be closed whilst night time surfacing is completed in this area.

Traffic will still not be able to turn right from Woodland Lane towards Aztec West until the traffic lights are commissioned and fully functioning.

Access will be maintained for residents to Orchard Gate through the works as necessary.

As much of the Surfacing work is weather dependant decisions are influenced daily so we will update further if necessary. Temperatures could freeze towards the weekend which could affect the laying of the final weather surface. We again thank the residents and businesses for their continued patience, particularly those in close proximity to the surfacing works and apologise for the disturbance whilst we conclude our works in this area.

Once this section of Bradley Stoke way is completed it is our intention to complete the remaining section of surfacing immediately East of the Patchway Brook roundabout. This is approximately a 40 meter stretch. We shall be completing this at night next week over two nights using 5 way temporary traffic lights to prevent a complete road closure by completing one lane one night and the other the next. Again due to the work being weather dependant we shall have to call this after the weekend but hopefully will be Monday and Tuesday night.


Night Time Surfacing Update

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd - 8th February 2017

Last night (Tuesday) we began laying the final wearing course between Aztec West and Woodland Lane and some distance into Woodlands lane. Tonight (Wednesday 8th February) the Eastbound carriageway from Aztec West to Patchway Brook will be closed to continue to lay the wearing surface from 8pm until 5am or sooner. During the first three nights this week, Monday to Wednesday, work will focus between Aztec West and Woodland Lane junction, therefore the entire Eastbound carriageway will be closed each night. Diversions will apply during these times. The Westbound carriageway will remain open at all times.

It is intended once surfacing is concluded in this area, the Eastbound carriageway can be opened from Aztec West to Woodland Lane at night whilst the section from Woodland Lane to Patchway Brook is surfaced toward the end of the week at night. The left turn from Woodlands Lane onto Bradley Stoke Way will of course be closed whilst night time surfacing is done, so access to Aztec West during these hours would need to be via Pear Tree Lane to Patchway Brook roundabout and then along Bradley Stoke Way Westbound carriageway to Aztec West.

Traffic will still not be able to turn right from Woodland Lane towards Aztec West until the traffic lights are commissioned and fully functioning.

Access will be maintained for residents to Orchard Gate through the works as necessary from Patchway Brook roundabout.

As much of the work is weather dependant decisions are influenced daily so I will update further throughout the week. Whilst the forecast for this week is drier it is colder with possible freezing conditions towards the end of the week. We again thank the residents and businesses for their continued patience, particularly those in close proximity to the surfacing works and apologise for the disturbance whilst we conclude our works in this area.


Metrobus Works Bradley Stoke Way, Great Meadow to Great Stoke

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd - 8th February 2017

Week Commencing 27th February we shall commence works on the final section of Bradley Stoke Way Griffiths have been authorised to complete; between the Great Meadow Roundabout and the Great Stoke Roundabout.

The object is to widen the carriageway to construct a Metrobus lane on the eastern verge of the carriageway travelling from Great Meadow to Great Stoke. See Plan of work Area

We anticipate works will last for a duration of three months. Initially, for a period of three weeks, we need to complete some groundwork removing soil and vegetation using diggers and large trucks. This will need some traffic management so (off peak) temporary traffic lights will be on site for this period only. Advanced road signage will indicate when we start.

All works will be during normal daytime working hours Monday to Friday 0800 - 1700 and Saturday 0800 - 1300. During these hours, at times, we will be using heavy plant machinery to lay and compact foundations for the new carriageway. This may cause some noise and vibration to the nearest properties.

Apologies for any disruption caused throughout this period of work and thank you for your continued patience as we work towards the conclusion of our works in this area.


Night Time Surfacing Update

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd - 7th February 2017

Last night (Monday) we surface planed and laid the binding course between Aztec West and Woodland Lane and some distance into Woodlands lane. Tonight (Tuesday 7th February) the Eastbound carriageway from Aztec West to Patchway Brook will be closed to lay the wearing surface from 8pm until 5am or sooner. During the first three nights this week, Monday to Wednesday, work will focus between Aztec West and Woodland Lane junction, therefore the entire Eastbound carriageway will be closed each night. Diversions will apply during these times. The Westbound carriageway will remain open at all times.

It is intended once surfacing is concluded in this area, the Eastbound carriageway can be opened from Aztec West to Woodland Lane at night whilst the section from Woodland Lane to Patchway Brook is surfaced toward the end of the week at night. The left turn from Woodlands Lane onto Bradley Stoke Way will of course be closed whilst night time surfacing is done, so access to Aztec West during these hours would need to be via Pear Tree Lane to Patchway Brook roundabout and then along Bradley Stoke Way Westbound carriageway to Aztec West.

Traffic will still not be able to turn right from Woodland Lane towards Aztec West until the traffic lights are commissioned and fully functioning.

Access will be maintained for residents to Orchard Gate through the works as necessary from Patchway Brook roundabout.

As much of the work is weather dependant decisions are influenced daily so I will update further throughout the week. Whilst the forecast for this week is drier it is colder with possible freezing conditions towards the end of the week. We again thank the residents and businesses for their continued patience, particularly those in close proximity to the surfacing works and apologise for the disturbance whilst we conclude our works in this area.


Night Time Surfacing Update

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd - 6th February 2017

From tonight (Monday 6th February) the Eastbound carriageway from Aztec West to Patchway Brook will be closed for planing and surfacing work from 8pm until 5am or sooner. During the first three nights this week, Monday to Wednesday, work will focus between Aztec West and Woodland Lane junction, therefore the entire Eastbound carriageway will be closed each night. Diversions will apply during these times. The Westbound carriageway will remain open at all times.

It is intended once surfacing is concluded in this area, the Eastbound carriageway can be opened from Aztec West to Woodland Lane at night whilst the section from Woodland Lane to Patchway Brook is surfaced toward the end of the week at night. The left turn from Woodlands Lane onto Bradley Stoke Way will of course be closed whilst night time surfacing is done, so access to Aztec West during these hours would need to be via Pear Tree Lane to Patchway Brook roundabout and then along Bradley Stoke Way Westbound carriageway to Aztec West.

Traffic will still not be able to turn right from Woodland Lane towards Aztec West until the traffic lights are commissioned and fully functioning.

Access will be maintained for residents to Orchard Gate through the works as necessary from Patchway Brook roundabout.

Friday saw the binding surface laid between Patchway Brook and Orchard Gate in readiness for the final wearing surface which will hopefully be laid later in the week weather providing.

Today the footpath on Bradley Stoke Way on the westbound side will be reopened from Patchway Brook up to Oak Tree Crescent. The remainder of the footpath westbound still needs to remain closed for safety reasons as work is still ongoing in this area.

As much of the work is weather dependant decisions are influenced daily so I will update further throughout the week. We again thank the residents and businesses for their continued patience, particularly those in close proximity to the surfacing works and apologise for the disturbance whilst we conclude our works in this area.


Night Time Surfacing Update

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd - 3rd February 2017

Westbound surfacing on Bradley Stoke Way is now complete between Patchway Brook and Aztec West. Tonight Friday 3rd February 2017 we shall be switching to Eastbound work between Woodlands Lane and Patchway Brook roundabout to prepare the surface for the final wearing course. This will include planing the existing surface. This is the noisiest part of the work and we will complete this during the first half of the shift. This is not weather dependant. Consequently the Eastbound Carriageway will be closed at Woodlands Lane junction TONIGHT between 8pm and 5am or sooner but Aztec West to Woodlands Lane will be open. Diversions will apply during these times. The Westbound carriageway will remain open at all times now.

Next week night time closures will continue Eastbound to complete the surfacing works. This will mean an intended three night time closures of the entire Eastbound carriageway from Aztec West to Patchway Brook during the first three nights Monday to Wednesday each from 8pm until 5am or sooner. Again, the surfacing work is weather dependant and a judgement will need to be made daily.

Access will be maintained for residents to Orchard Gate through the works as necessary.

We again thank the residents and businesses for their continued patience, particularly those in close proximity to the surfacing works and apologise for the disturbance whilst we conclude our works in this area.


Night Time Surfacing Update

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd - 2nd February 2017

Good progress was made surfacing last night. The decision has been taken after considering tonight's weather forecast (Thursday 2nd February) to proceed with the wearing surface programme for the Westbound Carriageway of Bradley Stoke Way between Patchway Brook Roundabout and Aztec West. Therefore the closure westbound will be implemented as usual at 8pm until 5am or sooner. Diversions will apply.

The Eastbound carriageway from Aztec West will be open as normal.

If tonight is successful it could conclude Westbound surfacing works meaning that the next night time work will be on the Eastbound with the newly surfaced and lined Westbound open. Hopefully this will commence Friday night but the forecast towards the weekend continues to be unclear for the Bradley Stoke area with some forecasts advising we may miss the impending storm. As the surfacing work is dependent on fairer weather we will again tomorrow consider the options one day at a time of the potential to continue night time surfacing.


Night Time Surfacing Update

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd - 1st February 2017

The decision has been taken after considering tonight's weather forecast (Wednesday 1st February) to proceed with the wearing surface programme for the Westbound Carriageway of Bradley Stoke Way between Patchway brook Roundabout and Aztec West. Therefore the closure westbound will be implemented as usual at 8pm. Diversions will apply.

The Eastbound carriageway from Aztec west will be open as normal.

The forecast towards the weekend is bleak and uncertain with not even TV meteorologists agreeing whether the tail end of a Hurricane approaching across the Atlantic will hit our shores. As the surfacing work is dependent on fairer weather we will again tomorrow consider the options one day at a time of the potential to continue night time surfacing.


Surfacing Work Cancelled Tonight due to inclement weather - Road Open Tonight

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd - 31st January 2017

I am advised by the works manager on BSW that due to the forecast of prolonged heavy rain tonight (Tuesday 31st January) that scheduled wearing course surfacing work has been cancelled. As a consequence, the closure of the westbound carriageway will not be implemented this evening and the road will remain open in each direction.

Surfacing took place late last night after the cessation of heavy rain early evening.

Decisions on surfacing for the remainder of this week will be considered daily dependant on the weather forecast. We are striving to make progress where we can and prevent where possible further delays to the scheduled surfacing programme.


Night Time Working Surfacing Update

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd - 27th January 2017

The west bound night time closures from 8pm until 5am will continue from the week commencing Monday 30th January 2017 for 5 nights for laying the final wearing surface on Bradley Stoke Way. This will continue weather permitting until mid-week when the closure will then switch to the eastbound carriageway from Aztec West roundabout down to Patchway Brook roundabout. The westbound carriageway will then be opened from Patchway Brook to Aztec West. The majority of the width of Bradley Stoke Way will by then have had its final wearing surface with the eastbound lane remaining.

A key area for traffic day or night is Aztec West to Woodlands lane to enter the Hilton and Industrial estate. We estimate we should complete work in this area over two nights, meaning two night time closures where diversions between the times stated will need to be followed and entry via Pear Tree lane. Once complete this area will be opened with then the remainder of the eastbound carriageway to Patchway Brook to be surfaced. This is likely to go into further night time work on this section into the following week to complete.

We shall identify the exact nights closer to the time, again considering the weather forecast and alert the usual websites for the Bradley Stoke Journal, Metrobus Travelwest, the Town Council and Griffiths community site.

We are doing what we can to minimise noise disruption to immediate residents but there is vehicle noise and vibration associated with this essential work.


Bradley Stoke Way Night Closures

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd - 20th January 2017

Fair weather looks to continue, so we are carrying on the night work next week to make best progress and avoid the congestion that daytime work would involve. We fully appreciate that this has an impact on immediate residents whilst this continues and apologise for this and thank residents for their tolerance and patience. This may mean that day time resources are less on surfacing as we focus our resources on night time work. We will continue to have a daytime presence with the signalisation and some drainage work on going.

Good progress has been made with night time surfacing during this week. Further night work is required next week as the weather forecast looks favourable to continue. Bradley Stoke Way will be closed for surfacing West Bound ONLY between Patchway Brook Roundabout and Aztec West Roundabout from Monday 23rd January for 5 nights from 8pm to 5am. Diversion signs are in place to divert traffic through Stoke Gifford for access to the Aztec West roundabout during these times only.

Weather permitting, we hope following the end of the above work to have laid the surface course and lay the white lines down.

Eastbound from Aztec West to Patchway brook will continue to be open and we shall maintain access to residents of Orchard Gate.

The noisier surface planning where needed will take place at the beginning of the week and early in each shift. This is not weather dependant.

We will now not need to close the Patchway Brook roundabout for this weekend as intended as subsurface testing has indicated more extensive groundwork is not necessary, however we shall require a closure at some point in time to complete the surfacing immediately east of Patchway brook towards Tesco, this shall be advised in due course.


Bradley Stoke Way Surfacing Works

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd - 16th January 2017

Bradley Stoke Way will be closed for surfacing West Bound ONLY between Patchway Brook Roundabout and Aztec West Roundabout on Wednesday 18th January for 3 nights from 8pm to 5am. Diversion signs are in place to divert traffic through Stoke Gifford for access to the Aztec West roundabout during these times only.

Surfacing work will continue daytime in closed lanes with key work off-peak hours.

All surfacing work is weather dependant. Restrictions will be lifted if it is possible for us to complete ahead of schedule.

We thank you for your patience and apologise for any disturbance and inconvenience whilst we complete this essential work in this area.


Metrobus Meeting at Bailey's Court Activity Centre - 12th January 2017






Update from South Gloucestershire Council - Department of Environment and Community Services

South Gloucestershire Council - 22nd November 2016

We would like to apologise for the congestion in the Bradley Stoke area due to necessary road improvements.

We have had to close the nearside filter lane on the approach to Aztec West roundabout to create a new bus lane. This has had a significant impact on the flow of traffic through Aztec West roundabout leading to congestion on Bradley Stoke Way, Patchway Brook roundabout and the link road between the M5 and Aztec West. We are aware that the congestion is especially bad during the morning and evening peak periods.

We have reviewed the traffic signals on Aztec West roundabout to ensure that that they are working efficiently.

The nearside filter lane on the approach to Aztec West is expected to be out of use until Christmas. At this point it will be re-opened and congestion will be eased. The works when complete will provide the new bus lane without reducing the number of general traffic lanes.

We apologise for the frustration that commuters are experiencing, but there are no alternatives to the current traffic measures. There is a large hole in the ground on the approach to Aztec West roundabout and removing any of the restrictions would compromise the safety of motorists and workers. Our contactors are working 7:30 to 17:00 daily, seven days a week, in an attempt to complete the work ahead of schedule.

The MetroBus work in the Bradley Stoke area is rapidly coming to a conclusion. We ask all residents and commuters to bear with us during this last phase of construction. We are doing all that we can to complete our road improvements and remove the traffic restrictions as quickly as possible.

Chris Sane
Head of Transport & Strategic Projects


BSW Aztec West Nearside Lane Closure

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd - 11th November 2016

Just want to bring to attention of readers the widening work we have been preparing for on the nearside verge on the approach to Aztec West will begin in earnest on Monday 14th November.

We shall need to close the nearside lane (70 meters long) and will deploy cones after rush hour Monday morning on the 14th. This lane will then need to remain closed to complete the widening work we have been delayed in commencing due to utility works on this verge. We have been doing preparatory work for weeks and have been conning the lane during off peak hours. The widening works will no longer make this possible and a full lane closure is required.

This has been previously reported on our website and in the local BS Journal.

We are working weekends now in this area to make greater progress but we anticipate this work will continue up until Christmas. We appreciate this will cause further delays but the lane closure is necessary to complete the Metrobus works. We thank everyone for their continued patience as we head towards completing this section of road.

Regards,

Jim Aitken

Public Liaison Officer
Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd.
metrobus@alungriffiths.co.uk
0845 86 22 327 (calls will cost you 2p per min plus your call providers access charge)


Night Time Working and Resurfacing Orchard Gate

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd - 8th November 2016

On Thursday 10th November we shall be working on Orchard Gate junction with Bradley Stoke Way to carry out surfacing works. To do so we need to work at night due to the reduced volume of traffic. This will mean working between the hours of 8pm until 6am for one night only with the aim of carrying out all noisier work of planing / milling the existing surface prior to midnight. The aim of these works is to address safety concerns and improve the road levels removing the existing dip.

Rather than close the road fully we shall do the work with temporary traffic lights used for the duration of the works this night. Access to Orchard Gate will be maintained throughout the works.

There will be some noise disruption whilst milling the surface before the surface layer of tarmac is laid. Apologies for any disruption and delays caused throughout this period of essential work and thank you for your cooperation and assistance.

Should you have any questions or concerns relating to the works, please do not hesitate to contact me on 0845 86 22 327, if I miss your call please leave a message and I shall action your call. Alternatively, you can email me at metrobus@alungriffiths.co.uk . The Travelwest web site has more information on the project www.metrobusbuild.info .

Yours faithfully,

Jim Aitken

Public Liaison Officer
Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd.
metrobus@alungriffiths.co.uk
0845 86 22 327 (calls will cost you 2p per min plus your call providers access charge)


Metrobus Works Bradley Stoke Way - Weekend Working

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd - 4th November 2016

Having received the relevant permission from the local authority to work weekends and as a consequence of reduced natural daylight following the clocks going back, we will be utilising the weekends from now until Christmas for additional work.

This will ONLY be in the works area between Aztec West and Patchway Brook Roundabouts and ONLY between the hours of 8am to 5pm. This shall enable us to make greater progress in this area.

Apologies for any disruption caused throughout this period and thank you in advance for your continued patience, cooperation and assistance.

Should you have any questions or concerns relating to the works, please do not hesitate to contact me on 0845 86 22 327, if I miss your call please leave a message and I shall action your call. Alternatively, you can email me at metrobus@alungriffiths.co.uk . The Travelwest web site has more information on the project www.metrobusbuild.info .

Yours faithfully,

Jim Aitken

Public Liaison Officer
Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd.
metrobus@alungriffiths.co.uk
0845 86 22 327 (calls will cost you 2p per min plus your call providers access charge)


Bradley Stoke Way - Temporary Prohibition of Use by Vehicles

South Gloucestershire Council - 19th July 2016

Notice is hereby given that South Gloucestershire District Council in pursuance of the provisions of section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended intends to make an order the effect of which will be to close, temporarily, to vehicles that length of Bradley Stoke Way which extends from its junction with A38 Gloucester Road to its Junctions with Pear Tree Road and Brook Way.

This order is required in connection with works to resurface the carriageway and will be operative from the 19 September 2016 for a maximum period of eighteen months. The closure however may not be implemented for the whole of the period but only when traffic signs are in position and only for so long as is necessitated by the works which are anticipated to be of 15 WEEKS duration.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE

Bradley Stoke Way (part unaffected), B4057 Winterbourne Road, Hatchet Road, Brierly Furlong, Fox Den Road, Great Stoke Way, A4174 Station Road, A4174 Link Road, A38 Gloucester Road North, A38 Gloucester Road and vice versa

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