Tell us your travel woes, say road opponents

July 11 2016

THE controversial temporary closure of Stoke Lane to northbound traffic has finally gone ahead.

 

THE controversial temporary closure of Stoke Lane to northbound traffic has finally gone ahead.

Campaigners who won two delays in the introduction of the one-way restriction are urging commuters to report the impact it is having on their journeys.

Some drivers are saying that trips that usually take half an hour are taking twice as long. Bus users are also being affected and the Stoke Lane Action Group (SLAG) also wants to hear from pedestrians and cyclists, as well as people living on the affected offical and unofficial diversion  routes.

Drivers are being stopped from going up the hill on Stoke Lane so that contractors who have put in an extra lane can build a retaining wall. The closure is scheduled to be for six months but will be kept under review. It’s all part of the £200 million MetroBus project, which is aimed at providing quicker public transport links to the city council. A bus-only junction is being created at Junction 1 of the M32 at Hambrook. This has included the successful installation last month of a new bridge over the motorway, as well as many other works on the Avon Ring Road.

MetroBus is being delivered by contractors on behalf of Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council.

SLAG is asking road users to detail their journey delays on its Facebook page or website.