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Due to essential maintenance the following services will be unavailable on Saturday 20 April:

Bitton – Highway drainage improvement works

We are due to start work on drainage improvements on the A4175 Cherry Garden Road and A431 Bath Road in Bitton on Monday 2 July 2018.

This work will take a minimum of two months but could take up to three months to complete. For the first month, we will operate under temporary traffic signal control. However, for the second month, we will need to close different sections of these roads in order to carry out the works safely.

See the download section on the right for diversion maps.

While road closures are in place, diversion routes will be signed. Access for residents and businesses in Cherry Garden Road and Bath Road will be maintained but there will be no through access.

Area of works map

What will we be doing?

Cherry Garden Road and Bath Road were selected as one of nine sites across South Gloucestershire as part of a wider £3.35million Government funded scheme to improve drainage and flood protection systems.

The road floods on a regular basis causing traffic disruption, damage to properties and to the highway. We have carried out comprehensive survey work which shows there are numerous defects with the existing drainage system.

Repairs will include replacing and/or upgrading defective pipes, removing root ingress from trees and replacing defective manholes and gully covers.

Whilst our CCTV surveys revealed significant damage, we may find further defects as we begin work on site. It is therefore difficult to provide an accurate timescale of the works but we anticipate it will take a minimum of two months. We will provide updates for residents as we begin work on site.

Bus services

Bus services will be affected by these roadworks and more information will be made available shortly. We will do everything we can to minimise the impact on bus passengers and apologise for the inconvenience caused.

If you would like to be sent a copy of the revised timetable please email public.transport@southglos.gov.uk or call 01454 868004 to register your contact details with the Public Transport Team.

Keeping you informed

We realise closing the road for a sustained period of time will have a significant impact on the local community and road users. In order to discuss the project with you in more detail and provide you with the opportunity to ask the team any questions, we are holding a drop-in event on:

  • Tuesday 5 June, Bitton Sports and Social Club from 3pm-7pm

Members of the project team will be on hand to answer any questions about the work we are carrying out, the benefits it will bring, the temporary traffic management measures required and specifically the diversion routes for the road closures.

Further information

We will update you on the progress of the works but if you have any queries regarding this letter please email the project team FloodResilienceProject@southglos.gov.uk or call us on 01454 868000.

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