Residents concerned about the volume of traffic using Shellmor Avenue in Stoke Lodge as a shortcut between the A38 Gloucester Road and Stoke Lane have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a scheme to close the left turn into the road from the A38 southbound.
The results of a recent public consultation on three possible schemes to address the traffic problems on the road were revealed at South Gloucestershire Council’s Southern Brooks Area Forum on Tuesday 29th November.
Option 1 of the four choices presented in the consultation, which prohibits the left turn off the A38 into Shellmor Avenue but still permits vehicles to turn left out of Shellmor Avenue onto the A38, was announced as the preferred option.
The scheme was awarded £15k of the £55k pot at the disposal of the Area Forum, with the work expected to take place in the 2012/2013 financial year.
Some of the £15k will be used to improve access into Shellmor Avenue from its junction with Stoke Lane.
Further consultation, on the necessary traffic orders, will take place before work on the project gets underway.
A second Patchway traffic scheme was also successful in winning funding from November’s Area Forum meeting. The bus stop near the Callicroft Road junction on the Gloucester Road northbound (outside the Flingers party shop), which has been out of service since 4th September due to “safety concerns”, will now be relocated thanks to the award of £10k of funding.
Stoke Lodge Councillor Brian Hopkinson, who chairs the Southern Brooks Area Forum, told December’s meeting of Patchway Town Council that the award of nearly half the available Area Forum funding to the two Patchway projects was a “good success” for the town.