Updated: Jan 26
YTL have advised that, along with their principal contractor Turnbull, they have begun construction work to build a new junction onto the A38 at the eastern end of Brabazon, the new neighbourhood for Bristol being built on the former Filton Airfield.
The scope of the work, how long it will take to deliver and traffic management information while the work is ongoing, is below.
YTL Developments has appointed Turnbull to build a new junction onto the A38 at the Eastern end of Brabazon, the new neighbourhood for Bristol being built on the former Filton Airfield.
What changes are being made?
The creation of a new road junction onto the A38 at Brabazon. This junction will be the future route of the m4 MetroBus and includes:
A dedicated filter lane for Northbound traffic entering Brabazon
A new signal controlled junction
Dedicated cycle lanes that run both East-West between Brabazon and Horizon 38 and connect with the existing North-South route along the A38
Associated new street lighting and signage
A technical drawing showing the general arrangement of the completed junction is below.
How long will construction take?
Construction is underway and expected to complete in Summer 2023
How will construction impact other road users?
Traffic management measures will be in place during construction to protect the workforce building the new junction. The exact mitigation measures in place will vary depending on the stage of construction, and may include lane closures and speed restrictions. Any mitigation measures will only be implemented following approval from South Gloucestershire Council. Health & Safety - for both workers and all road users - will always be the priority.
What are the hours of operation for the work?
Permitted hours for construction work are from Monday - Friday between 0730h - 1800h and Saturday between 0800h - 1300h unless otherwise agreed with South Gloucestershire Council.