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Roadworks are currently taking place on Gipsy Patch Lane in preparation for construction of the Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension which is expected to start later this year. The current work is being undertaken by BT to divert underground utilities and we would like to thank you for your patience and understanding so far.

June 2019 closure

The next phase of BT’s preparatory work will require Gipsy Patch Lane to be closed to all highway users, including pedestrians and cyclists, at the railway bridge for approximately four weeks during June.

A signed diversion route will be in place during this time. Access to properties and side roads along Gipsy Patch Lane will be maintained and no disruption to the supply of utilities is expected. Businesses and shops along and near Gipsy Patch Lane will be open as normal.

Dates of the full closure and diversion routes will be clearly signposted.

In addition, ground investigations and surveys will be carried out near the bridge during May and June. This will include some devegetation on the railway embankments but will not require any further road closures.

Main Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension

The utilities diversion work, including the June 2019 closure, is in preparation for the Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension (CPME) construction work which will start later in 2019. To help keep you informed and to explain more about these works, we are holding a series of public drop-in events:

• Wednesday 8 May 5pm to 7pm
Little Stoke Primary School, Little Stoke, BS34 6HY

• Monday 13 May 3pm to 6pm
Patchway Community Centre, Rodway Road, Patchway, BS34 5PF

• Tuesday 14 May 3pm to 5pm
Cherry Room, Baileys Court Activity Centre, Baileys Court Road, Bradley Stoke, BS32 8BH

• Monday 20 May 3.30pm to 6.30pm
Stoke Gifford Parish Council, Community Hall, Little Stoke Lane, Little Stoke, BS34 6HR

• Tuesday 21 May 4pm to 7pm
St Michael’s Centre, The Green, Stoke Gifford, BS34 8PD

• Wednesday 22 May 3pm to 6pm
BAWA Centre, 589 Southmead Rd, BS34 7RG

Officers will be available to answer your questions and information will also be available about forthcoming CPME works at the San Andreas roundabout at the western end of Hayes Way. Everyone is welcome to attend, there is no need to book. Please note these are drop-in sessions and you can attend at any time during the session.

Working with Network Rail, the CPME scheme includes replacing the railway bridge over Gipsy Patch Lane with a wider bridge to enable both a general traffic and a bus lane in each direction as well as shared use cycle and pedestrian pathways. The scheme will also include footway widening and new bus lanes along other sections of Gipsy Patch Lane. This will result in significant benefits for all highway users, whether you travel by bus, car, cycle or on foot.

The construction work will include extensive traffic management, including an approximate eight month closure of Gipsy Patch Lane from early 2020 to enable the replacement of the railway bridge.

We will publish all information displayed at the drop-in events on our website www.southglos.gov.uk/CPmetrobus