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Metrobus News on Gipsy Patch Lane

Piling work

We are writing to you regarding the piling work that has started on Gipsy Patch Lane in preparation for construction of the Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension (CPME).

Piling work, which is needed to construct the foundations for the new railway bridge, is the process of driving a foundation into the ground to give extra support to the structure on top. The piling is noisy, however, Network Rail and their contractors Alun Griffiths are working to minimise the disturbance and have put in place a number of noise mitigation measures such as sound barriers around the piling equipment and working at daytime wherever possible.

The piling will be carried out over a period of approximately three months. The majority of the piling will take place during the daytime between the hours of 7.30am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. It is not expected that piling will be carried out every day during this time.

Due to the sensitive nature of the work carried out by businesses close to the railway bridge some of the piling will have to be done overnight or during weekends. Overnight work is expected to start from Wednesday 20 November. There will be up to 18 nights of piling work from this date but this will not run consecutively and will be carried out in phases.

The first phase of overnight work is due to take place for three nights from Wednesday 20 November to Friday 22 November, between 6pm and 3am, and on Monday 25 November, between 6pm and 3am.

We will publicise the dates of future overnight work on the CPME website and via social media.

If weekend work is required this will only take place on Saturday mornings between 8am and 1pm.

These dates are subject to change. Noise and vibration will be monitored throughout the work and we will make adjustments if necessary. We will keep you updated throughout the piling work and notify you of any changes to the planned work.

Please be aware there are currently no plans to carry out piling work on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.

Traffic management

Gipsy Patch Lane will remain open during the piling work.

To enable the work automated Stop/Go boards will be used as needed on Gipsy Patch Lane.  These will only be used when workers and machinery from the construction site need to safely cross Gipsy Patch Lane, their use will be kept to a minimum and as far as possible will be kept to off-peak times.

All shops and businesses on and near Gipsy Patch Lane will be open as normal.

Further information

If you have an enquiry regarding the piling work please call the Network Rail 24-hour helpline number on 03457 11 41 41.

Further information about the CPME project is available on our website at www.southglos.gov.uk/CPmetrobus.


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