Plans submitted for Stoke Gifford bypass

  • 24 May 2013
  • From the section Bristol
Part of the Bus Rapid Transit Network proposed by the West of England Councils
Image caption The rapid transit route aims to improve connections South Gloucestershire to Bristol city centre

Plans have been submitted to build a bypass around Stoke Gifford in South Gloucestershire.

It is part of the £102m North Fringe to Hengrove bus "rapid transit" scheme, which aims to improve public transport.

Earlier this month, South Gloucestershire Council was given the go-ahead to buy land along the route.

It also agreed to spend £4m to make capacity improvements to the Gipsy Patch and Filton A38 junctions to improve commuter journey times.

The route will see an extra bus-only junction added to the M32 between Frenchay and Easton.

A council spokeswoman said the bypass plans were currently being "validated" and would appear on the authority's website within the next week.

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