Work starts on new bus lane at Cribbs Causeway

Posted on Tuesday 6th July 2010 at 8:31 am by SH (Editor)

Work started yesterday (Monday 5th July) to construct an additional bus lane on Lysander Road, Cribbs Causeway.

The new southbound bus lane will be constructed between the Pegasus Road and Merlin Road junctions on Lysander Road. The new lane will serve the shops and facilities at Cribbs Causeway and will help to alleviate delays to bus services caused by congestion in the area.

The existing carriageway will be widened to accommodate the new bus lane so no general traffic lanes will be lost.

To minimise disruption during the works, traffic will be reduced down to one lane southbound between Monday and Friday night during the week. At weekends both lanes will remain open.

Construction is expected to last for 18 weeks. There will be a break in construction over the busy Christmas period to prevent traffic delays. Any outstanding works on the project will be completed early in the New Year after Christmas.

Cllr Brian Allinson, executive member for planning, transportation and strategic environment at South Gloucestershire Council (SGC), said: “This additional bus lane will be an entirely new stretch of road and is one of a number planned to reduce delays for bus users in South Gloucestershire. Careful consideration has been given to ensure there is minimum disruption to road users at busy periods.”

The work will complement the existing bus lane on the Lysander Road roundabout and more than ten bus services will benefit from the improvements:

  • 1 Cribbs Causeway to Broomhill
  • 40 & 40A Cribbs Causeway to Bristol Old Market
  • 54 & 54A Cribbs Causeway to Stockwood
  • 73A/73B Cribbs Causeway to City Centre
  • 75 Cribbs Causeway to Hartcliffe
  • 482/3 Chipping Sodbury to Cribbs Causeway
  • 622 Chipping Sodbury via Thornbury to Cribbs Causeway
  • 625 Cribbs Causeway to Severn Beach
  • X25 Cribbs Causeway to Weston-Super-Mare
  • 600 Easton-in-Gordano to Cribbs Causeway
  • 601 Backwell to Cribbs Causeway
  • X11 Chepstow to Bristol
  • X14 Cwmbran to Bristol

The scheme is part of the Greater Bristol Bus Network (GBBN), a £70m investment funded by the Department for Transport.

Related link: South Gloucestershire Bus Timetables (SGC)

Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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