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Highway drainage improvement works

In 2017 we were successful in applying for £3.35million of government funding, under the Challenge Fund scheme, to make major improvements to drainage systems at nine sites in South Gloucestershire and one site in Bristol.

The grant has paid for a package of measures to address long-standing flooding problems at each of the sites including the replacement and upgrading of ineffective drainage systems. The improvements mean the sites, generally on classified roads, will be able to cope with extreme weather. They will reduce the need for reactive maintenance works and ultimately result in a cost saving for the council.

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The project is in conjunction with our neighbouring authority Bristol City Council and includes the following sites:

A431 (Bath Road) Swineford
Church Road & Chapel Road & Camp Road Oldbury on Severn
Oldbury Lane Thornbury
Beckspool Road Frenchay
Abson Road Wick
A4175 Cherry Gardens Road Bitton
B4058 (High Street) Winterbourne
A420 (High Street) Wick
B4058 Bagstone, Rangeworthy
Scotland Lane Stockwood, Bristol


Work is complete at most sites and we are seeing vast improvements during heavy rainfall in all areas. All the work will be finished by the end of March 2020 apart from a few specific operations which can only be carried out in good weather and will therefore take place during the summer. These will require minor traffic management and are not expected to cause disruption.


If you would like further information or to speak to someone from the project team please email  or call 01454 868000.

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