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Oldbury-on-Severn - Highway drainage improvement works

We are carrying out ongoing work to improve the drainage in Oldbury-on-Severn.

We have been working in the area since 2016 with minimal disruption. We are now reaching the stage where we need to implement some road closures in order to carry out the work safely.

The main route we will be working on is Church Hill, in the vicinity of the Anchor Inn public house. Access to properties will be maintained, a diversion route will be in place.

We do not yet have a detailed programme of these works but will provide details once this is confirmed.

What will be doing?

Oldbury-on-Severn village was 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.

Some roads in the village flood 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 drainage system.

We have already carried out a significant amount of work to improve drainage in Oldbury:

  1. Detailed surveys of existing drainage systems in the village to confirm location and their condition.
  2. A condition survey of flap valves in the village was undertaken. Works are now progressing to either replace flap valves which are missing or undertake repair works to those in a poor state.
  3. Identified improvement works to the highway drainage systems in the village.
  4. Culvert inspections.
  5. Carried out a condition survey and identified repairs to the flood prevention wall in Chapel Road.
  6. Identified and installed a number of water level gauges in the village.

Further repair and improvement work will include replacing and/or upgrading defective pipes, removing root ingress from trees and replacing defective manholes and gully covers. We will provide updates for residents as we begin work on site.

Bus services

Diversion routes will be set up for bus services impacted by any road closure. We will provide more details once the time and duration of road closures have been confirmed.

Keeping you informed

We realise these works will have a significant impact on the local community and road users. We held a drop-in session for the local community in July 2018 and continue to keep people informed through our regular project newsletter and social media channels.

You can sign up to our regular project newsletter here or you can email the project team via or call us on 01454 868000.

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