Brook Way / Orpheus Avenue , Stoke Gifford – Resurfacing Works
Hatchet Road update
Work is due to start on Hatchet Road, Stoke Gifford, as part of the Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension (CPME).
As part of CPME two bus stops along Hatchet Road will be upgraded to metrobus stops. The bus stops affected will be the north-bound stop near the Sandringham Road/ Ratcliffe Drive roundabout and the south-bound stop outside the former Co-op store.
The upgrades will include extending the bus stop platforms, new paving, replacing the existing shelters with new metrobus shelters and the installation of metrobus iPoints and CCTV to monitor the stops. iPoints provide travel information and allow passengers to purchase tickets before they board and plan journeys.
The new bus stops will be served by existing local bus services.
Work will begin on the upgrades on Monday 14 September and will last approximately 3 months. These dates may be subject to further change and we will continue to keep the community up to date.
The initial phase of work will involve extending the bus stop platforms, laying the new paving and installing the electrical connections needed for the iPoints and CCTV.
To enable the work to take place two-way temporary traffic lights will be in operation on Hatchet Road from Monday 14 September, for approximately 3 months. The temporary lights will initially be used during off-peak periods only. However, we will continue to monitor traffic levels in the area and if traffic levels remain low their use may be extended to peak times.
During the works, the two bus stops affected will be out of service and bus passengers will be directed to use alternative stops just a short walk along Hatchet Road.
The alternative bus stops will be:
For north-bound journeys passengers should use the bus stop on the opposite side of the road to the former Co-op store.
For south-bound journeys passengers should use the bus stop near the Sandringham Road/ Ratcliffe Drive roundabout junction.
Alternative bus stops are also available further along Hatchet Road near to the Winterbourne Road/Gipsy Patch Lane roundabout.
iPoints and CCTV
The metrobus iPoints and the CCTV will not be installed at the Hatchet Road bus stops until just before the new metrobus service begins in 2023.
We will write to those living next to bus stops nearer the time to explain how the CCTV will operate. In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding the CCTV, please email CommunitySafetyTeam@southglos.gov.uk.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused to you by the roadworks.
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 provide 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 by foot or by bike.
CPME is funded by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership through the Local Growth Fund.