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Update from South Gloucestershire Council - Department of Environment and Community Services

South Gloucestershire Council - 22nd November 2016

We would like to apologise for the congestion in the Bradley Stoke area due to necessary road improvements.

We have had to close the nearside filter lane on the approach to Aztec West roundabout to create a new bus lane. This has had a significant impact on the flow of traffic through Aztec West roundabout leading to congestion on Bradley Stoke Way, Patchway Brook roundabout and the link road between the M5 and Aztec West. We are aware that the congestion is especially bad during the morning and evening peak periods.

We have reviewed the traffic signals on Aztec West roundabout to ensure that that they are working efficiently.

The nearside filter lane on the approach to Aztec West is expected to be out of use until Christmas. At this point it will be re-opened and congestion will be eased. The works when complete will provide the new bus lane without reducing the number of general traffic lanes.

We apologise for the frustration that commuters are experiencing, but there are no alternatives to the current traffic measures. There is a large hole in the ground on the approach to Aztec West roundabout and removing any of the restrictions would compromise the safety of motorists and workers. Our contactors are working 7:30 to 17:00 daily, seven days a week, in an attempt to complete the work ahead of schedule.

The MetroBus work in the Bradley Stoke area is rapidly coming to a conclusion. We ask all residents and commuters to bear with us during this last phase of construction. We are doing all that we can to complete our road improvements and remove the traffic restrictions as quickly as possible.

Chris Sane
Head of Transport & Strategic Projects