Update for Night Time Surfacing Work – Friday, 17th November 2017
Due to heavy rain last Friday night, 3rd November, we were unable to complete laying the High Friction Surface on the junction at Stoke Lane and Frenchay Park Road. Prior to the wet weather we were able to lay some but not complete the approaches to both Frenchay Park Road eastbound left hand filter lane and Stoke Lane southbound approach lanes. As a consequence, again weather dependent, we require one final night closure for Friday, 17th November to carry on with the works at this location. As before the road will be closed with local authority consent between 7pm and 6am .
Therefore, closing the section of:
- Frenchay Park Road between Begbrook Lane & Frome Valley Road,
- Stoke Lane between Lancelot Road & Frenchay Park Road.
Advanced signage and diversions will be in place as previously. Apologies for further inconvenience and disturbance caused.
Update for Night Time Surfacing Work
The workforce, in planing the road last week between UWE roundabout Coldharbour Lane to Lancelot Close, in preparation for surfacing, have taken longer than anticipated due to the poor condition of the sub layer surface which has required extensive repair to a standard that is acceptable for final surfacing.
Consequently, the final surface layer will be laid this week in this area. This has set the surfacing programme back 1 week. Diversions will remain as last week and night time direction to the area again as last week until this is concluded at the end of this week. Week commencing the 23rd can remain as planned where we will be working at the traffic light junction at Frenchay Park Road. Therefore, the revised programme is as follows. The original second week has been moved to the third week where we will be surfacing up Stoke Lane to meet Coldharbour lane.
Week commencing 16th October 2017, Monday – Friday evenings 19.00-06.00, road closure from UWE roundabout Coldharbour Lane to Lancelot Close, access via Frenchay Park road to Lancelot Close, Slade Baker Way and Henry Schute Close and diversion via MoD roundabout for Longdown Avenue.
Week commencing 23rd October 2017, Monday – Friday evenings, road closure 19.00-06.00 Frenchay Park Road junction with Stoke Lane. Access to Stoke Park Estate via Lancelot Close, Wright Way and Longdown Avenue, Slade Baker Way and Henry Schute Close diversion to Coldharbour Lane / Stoke Lane via UWE roundabout. Click here for Frenchay Park Road Diversion map
Week commencing 30th October 2017, Monday – Friday evenings, road closure 19.00-06.00, closure of Stoke Lane from Wright Way to Frenchay Park Road, access via Coldharbour Lane UWE roundabout for Wright Way, Slade Baker Way and Henry Schute Close and Longdown Avenue. Click here to see Stoke Lane Diversion map
Apologies for any inconvenience.
Night Time road closures for surfacing work Coldharbour Lane, Stoke Lane and Frenchay Park Road
The point has been reached in the works programme to lay surface tarmac in the above areas.
The following closures will occur in the below weeks and locations for surfacing works. Night time surfacing will minimise day-time commuter traffic disruption and diversions will be posted during this time. Advanced signage will be posted on the road and diversion signs.
Week commencing 9th October 2017, Monday – Friday evenings 19.00-06.00, road closure from UWE roundabout Coldharbour Lane to Lancelot Close, access via Frenchay Park road to Lancelot Close, and diversion via MoD roundabout for Longdown Avenue.
Week commencing 16th October 2017, Monday – Friday evenings, road closure 19.00-06.00, closure of Stoke Lane from Wright Way to Frenchay Park Road, access via Coldharbour Lane UWE roundabout for Wright Way and Longdown Avenue. Click here to see Stoke Lane Diversion map
Week commencing 23rd October 2017, Monday – Friday evenings, road closure 19.00-06.00 Frenchay Park Road junction with Stoke Lane, access to Stoke Park Estate via Lancelot Close, Wright Way and Longdown Avenue diversion to Coldharbour Lane / Stoke Lane via UWE roundabout. Click here for Frenchay Park Road Diversion map
We will be removing the top layer of the road surface in preparation for tarmacing in each area. This is the noisiest part of the work called ‘planing’ and will commence during the earliest part of the shift to minimise noise disruption as far as possible. Tower lighting is required during this work to enhance visibility for the safety of our work force.
Laying of hot tarmac is very dependent on dry weather. Light rain is manageable but not prolonged heavy rain. Adverse weather conditions may cause a postponement or delay. A roller will be used, so there will be some noise disruption and vibration at times.
Apologies in advance for any disruption, delays and disturbance caused throughout this period of essential work. Thank you for your continued cooperation and assistance as we work towards the conclusion of our works in this area.
Stoke Lane / Frenchay Park Road Traffic Management Update
The work on Stoke Lane is due to complete early autumn. The road is being widened to accommodate a new bus lane this means diverting utilities, installing new drains, realigning the kerb and building a retaining wall. While this work is taking place there will be narrow lanes with occasional short length, short term traffic lights to protect the work force.
The application of stone cladding to the new retaining wall on Stoke Lane has now been completed.
From Monday, 17th July there will be three way lights in operation at the junction between Stoke Lane and Frenchay Park Road for two weeks. These will be manually controlled at peak times between 7.00-9.30 am and 3.30–6.00pm. From 31st July until the first week of September, they will revert back to their current operation until the junction work is completed and the permanent lights installed and operational. The temporary lights will continue to be manually controlled at peak times between 7.00-9.30 am and 3.30–6.00pm until this time.
Stoke Lane / Coldharbour Lane Traffic Management Update
As a consequence of a change in design for drainage as from Monday 31st July, three way traffic lights will be installed in Longdown Avenue and Coldharbour Lane. These will be manually controlled at peak times between 7.00-9.30 am and 3.30–6.00pm. We anticipate this work will continue until the end of August.
Road Closure Wright Way for Drainage Work
Wright Way will be closed to traffic for a period of 2 weeks commencing 23rd August 2017 due to a change in design, concerning a large diameter 900mm attenuation drain now crossing Wright Way which was not originally anticipated. It is hoped this work will be finished sooner than the 2 weeks anticipated. During this time traffic will need to enter and egress Stoke Park estate via Lancelot Road. Apologies to residents for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we work towards conclusion of this work on Cold Harbour Lane.
Update Monday 30th January 2017 – Traffic Management Change
On Monday, 30th January 2017 the current one directional traffic management on the Metrobus works on Stoke Lane will change and revert to two directional narrow lanes whilst work continues on the eastern verge of the road. These will remain until the work is completed in this area currently scheduled for July/August. However, Temporary Traffic Lights will be required for some work at times such as drainage, kerbing, ducting and installation of crossings, we will keep these as short in length and duration as possible.
Whilst the speed limit remains unchanged along Stoke Lane motorists are advised to drive carefully as lanes will be restricted in width to facilitate improved circulation of traffic.
Update Thursday 24th November 2016
As from Monday 12th December, the one-way system at Stoke Lane will be reversed and traffic will head northwards towards UWE.
Councillor Colin Hunt, Leader of the Joint Transport Board said: ‘We have listened to what residents and commuters have been telling us and we have been monitoring the situation on Stoke Lane and the surrounding area for several weeks. Traffic Officers at both South Gloucestershire and Bristol Councils have been working together to find an alternative that would address concerns of both commuters and local residents without causing more congestion on the wider road network.’
The new one-way system would allow traffic to flow north rather than south. This will make it easier for commuters to reach UWE and Abbey Wood during the morning peak period. Also by reversing the one-way system it will enable the contactors, Griffiths, to re-schedule their work programme and restore Stoke Lane to two-way traffic by the beginning of February 2017, weather permitting.
The MetroBus work will continue until the summer of 2017 with occasional short duration, short length temporary traffic lights for specific pieces of work.
The changes will take place Monday, 12th December to allow enough time for commuters to reorganise their journeys and for the bus operators to change and make known their timetables.
The reversal of the one-way system will be on an experimental basis and further public meetings will be arranged in January to review the changes and gain feedback from local residents and community groups.
This Briefing Note has been provided by Metrobus as an explanation to the Stoke Lane Road Works, the process which led to the one-way traffic decision and the wider benefits of Metrobus.