Posts Tagged ‘Greater Bristol Bus Network’

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.”

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Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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Improvements completed at junction 1 of the M32

Posted on Wednesday 24th March 2010 at 12:34 pm by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Council

Work to widen the roundabout where junction 1 of the M32 meets the A4174 Ring Road has been completed as part of the Greater Bristol Bus Network scheme.

The roundabout layout between the A4174 and the M32 has been altered to provide an additional lane for all vehicles in order to reduce congestion and speed up the flow of traffic. This means that there are now four lanes for general traffic all the way around the roundabout. The work has been carried out as part of the Greater Bristol Bus Network, a scheme to improve bus services throughout the Bristol area. As the additional lane added is for the use of all vehicles, the improvements will not only benefit the buses along the route but also general motorists.

Cllr Brian Allinson, executive member for planning, transportation and strategic environment, said: “This is a heavily congested area for all road users so these new measures will benefit everyone by adding additional highway capacity at this busy junction. The Greater Bristol Bus Network is not only about improving the local bus network but it is also aimed at improving the traffic flow for all vehicles.”

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Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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Work started to build a new bus lane in Stoke Gifford

Posted on Monday 25th January 2010 at 8:17 am by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire CouncilWork has started on the construction of a new bus lane in Great Stoke Way, Stoke Gifford, as part of the Greater Bristol Bus Network (GBBN).

South Gloucestershire Council is to widen Great Stoke Way to allow for the extra lane but the number of lanes for general traffic will not be reduced.

An additional left turn lane will also be created for general traffic on the south bound approach to the Abbey Wood roundabout and the pedestrian crossing near the roundabout is being relocated closer to the new bus stop, just outside Sainsburys, to improve pedestrian access.

It is estimated that the work will be completed in September and will be phased to avoid busy traffic periods, but some delays may be experienced.

These improvements to corridor 4 of the GBBN scheme will benefit the number 73 bus service from Cribbs Causeway to Bristol City Centre via Bradley Stoke. It will also benefit the following services:

  • 312 Thornbury to Bristol Parkway and Fishponds
  • 318/9 Cribbs Causeway to Keynsham and Bath
  • 517/8 Emersons Green to Avonmouth and Shirehampton
  • 581 Hanham to Chipping Sodbury
  • 625 Severn Beach to the University of the West of England, Frenchay campus.

Taxis, cyclist and motorcyclists will also be allowed to use the lane.

Cllr Brian Allinson, executive member for planning, transport and the strategic environment, said: “The addition of a new bus lane on Great Stoke Way will improve reliability and journey times for bus users and the provision of an additional lane at the Abbey Wood roundabout will add capacity for all road users.

“This work complements the proposed improvements to the nearby M32/ring road junction and demonstrates the council’s commitment to continued investment in South Gloucestershire’s highway infrastructure which will help traffic flow better and reduce delays for public transport and all other road users.”

The scheme is part of the £70 million GBBN investment, part funded by the Department for Transport, to develop 10 showcase bus corridors across the region.

For more information visit travelplus.org.uk, email travelplus@southglos.gov.uk or phone 01454 863640.

Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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Work starts on additional lane at junction 1 M32/A4174 roundabout

Posted on Wednesday 21st October 2009 at 1:20 pm by SH (Editor)

Work has started on the construction of an additional lane on the A4174/M32 roundabout.

The lane will be added to the roundabout between the slip roads on and off the M32 northbound.

It is estimated that the work will take around 12 weeks to complete. The works will be undertaken outside of the rush hour.

The extra lane, which is open to all traffic, should increase the traffic flow on the roundabout and ease congestion, particularly during rush hour. The work links in with a proposed scheme to construct additional vehicle lanes on the nearby Coldharbour Lane section of the A4174, which is currently out for consultation.

Councillor Brian Allinson, executive member for planning, transport and strategic environment, said: “This work to add additional capacity to this busy roundabout complements the proposed scheme to add two more lanes to the A4174 on Coldharbour Lane, which we are asking for people’s views on.

“The continued investment in South Gloucestershire’s highway infrastructure will help traffic flow better and reduce delays for public transport and all other road users.”

The X27, X42, X73, U4 and 462 bus services use this roundabout which is often congested and can result in delays. It is hoped that the new lane will help ease congestion and improve the punctuality of these services.

The scheme is part of a £70million investment into the Greater Bristol Bus Network to develop 10 showcase bus corridors across the region, including many that will benefit residents in South Gloucestershire.

For more information visit www.travelplus.org.uk/gbbn email travelplus@southglos.gov.uk or phone 01454 863640.

Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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