Track closed

Published on: 31 Oct 2014

CYCLISTS and other users of the railway path in Staple Hill face continuing diversions this month.

The track has been closed at Teewell Hill since October 6 for work that is expected to last about eight weeks.

It is needed so engineers can carry out the foundation works to widen the road bridge above the path.

Mike Johnson, bridge and highway structures manager at South Gloucestershire Council, said: “We are working on the path to prepare the groundwork so that the foundations for the new bridge widening works can be constructed. Once completed, the wider bridge will also provide new footways for pedestrians.

“While the railway path is temporarily closed, we will use the opportunity to carry out essential maintenance work to the Staple Hill tunnel. This will include repointing the tunnel’s arch and airshafts. The work is being combined in order to keep any disruption to a minimum.”

A diversion route is in place via Signal Road access ramp, Teewell Hill, Teewell Avenue, Seymour Road, Soundwell Road, Page Road, Upper Station Road and Acacia Road before re-joining the railway path via the access track.

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