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.
Griffiths has been awarded the contracts for the Stoke Gifford Transport Link (SGTL), Bradley Stoke Way and Coldharbour/Stoke Lane.
Work started in August 2015 on the SGTL and Bradley Stoke Way, with Coldharbour/Stoke Lane to follow.
The SGTL is a single carriageway highway, with additional bus lanes where necessary, which will provide a link between the Parkway North Roundabout, Stoke Gifford and the A4174 Ring Road (east of Maules Lane) at Harry Stoke. It will be about 1.6km in length largely set on embankments with a standard road width of and a foot/cycle way on its western side. The SGTL will cross the railway line and the Ham Brook via two new bridges being built by other contractors.
The Bradley Stoke Way Scheme consists of a new segregated left turn bus lane at the Aztec West Roundabout from Bradley Stoke Way onto the A38 Gloucester Road and three main section of carriageway widening improvement works on Bradley Stoke Way and Great Stoke Way to provide new bus lanes with associated drainage, traffic signals, signing, lighting and landscaping improvements.
Information about the MetroBus construction can be found at www.metrobusbuild.info.