Gipsy Patch Lane road closure: All you need to know

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Traffic disruption is expected in Bristol as a major route closes for four weeks.

From Monday (3 June), Gipsy Patch Lane will be closed to all vehicles at the railway bridge as work to widen the road begins.

South Gloucestershire council says the extension will help reduce an expected increase in traffic as a result of new housing in the area.

Pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will be able to use a route under the bridge.

The extended route will run in both directions from Bristol Parkway Station via:

  • - Hatchet Road

  • - Gipsy Patch Lane

  • - through the Horizon 38 site

  • - across the A38

  • - through the Cribbs Patchway New Neighbourhood site

  • - San Andreas roundabout on Hayes Way

  • - Highwood Road

  • - ending at The Mall bus station

Where are the diversions ?

Diversion signs are in place guiding traffic along the A38 and Bradley Stoke Way.

South Gloucestershire Council has more information on its website.

Credit: South Gloucestershire Council

What is the Metrobus network?

The Metrobus is a new public transport service that was launched in 2018 for the greater Bristol area.

Bristol City Council said the aim of the network was to provide faster, more frequent and more reliable service and that the buses are "environmentally-friendly vehicles with USB sockets and free Wi-Fi".

The service consists of three routes: M1, M2 and M3.

Credit: Bristol City Council

The controversial scheme was originally supposed to launch in 2017 but even before its official launch in May 2018, the scheme was six months behind schedule and over budget at £230m.