Bradley Stoke Community School

Gypsy Patch Road Closure

Update: Roadworks on Gipsy Patch Lane and public drop-ins


Roadworks are currently taking place on Gipsy Patch Lane in preparation for construction of the Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension which is expected to start later this year. The current work is being undertaken by BT to divert underground utilities and we would like to thank you for your patience and understanding so far.


I have written to your school or college previously but am writing to you again to ask for your help in continuing to spread the word about the forthcoming works.


June 2019 closure


The next phase of BT’s preparatory work will require Gipsy Patch Lane to be closed to all vehicles at the railway bridge for approximately four weeks which we anticipate to commence from Monday 3 June.  The existing footway under the bridge will be kept open for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists.


A signed diversion route via Bradley Stoke Way and the A38 will be in place during this time.  Access to properties and side roads along Gipsy Patch Lane will be maintained and no disruption to the supply of utilities is expected. Businesses and shops along and near Gipsy Patch Lane will be open as normal. 


Dates of the full closure and diversion routes will be clearly signposted.


In addition, ground investigations and surveys will be carried out near the bridge during May and June. This will include some devegetation on the railway embankments but will not require any further road closures.


Main Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension


The utilities diversion work, including the June 2019 closure, is in preparation for the Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension (CPME) construction work which will start later in 2019. To help keep you informed and to explain more about these works, we are holding a series of public drop-in events:


  • Monday 13 May 3pm to 6pm

Patchway Community Centre, Rodway Road, Patchway, BS34 5PF


  • Tuesday 14 May 3pm to 5pm

Cherry Room, Baileys Court Activity Centre, Baileys Court Road, Bradley Stoke, BS32 8BH


  • Monday 20 May 3.30pm to 6.30pm

Stoke Gifford Parish Council, Community Hall, Little Stoke Lane, Little Stoke, BS34 6HR


  • Tuesday 21 May 4pm to 7pm

St Michael's Centre, The Green, Stoke Gifford, BS34 8PD


  • Wednesday 22 May 3pm to 6pm

BAWA Centre, 589 Southmead Rd, BS34 7RG


Officers will be available to answer questions and information will also be available about forthcoming CPME works at the San Andreas roundabout at the western end of Hayes Way.  Everyone is welcome to attend, there is no need to book. Please note these are drop-in sessions and anyone can attend at any time during the session.


Working with Network Rail, the CPME scheme includes replacing the railway bridge over Gipsy Patch Lane with a wider bridge to enable both a general traffic and a bus lane in each direction as well as shared use cycle and pedestrian pathways. The scheme will also include footway widening and new bus lanes along other sections of Gipsy Patch Lane.  This will result in significant benefits for all highway users, whether you travel by bus, car, cycle or on foot.


The construction work will include extensive traffic management, including an approximate eight month closure of Gipsy Patch Lane from early 2020 to enable the replacement of the railway bridge. 


The information displayed at the drop-in events is available on our website at


I would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to you by the roadworks. If you have any questions then please email 


I would be very grateful if you could pass this information on to the parents and staff within your school or college community, thank you.


Yours faithfully


Richard Gillingham

Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension Project Sponsor

South Gloucestershire Council