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Bridge widening works in Staple Hill

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Published: 02/10/2014

The railway path at Teewell Hill in Staple Hill will be closed from Monday 6 October for approximately eight weeks.

This essential closure has been scheduled so that our engineers can carry out the foundation works to widen the existing road bridge above the Bristol to Bath cycle and walking route. Last month we closed the same stretch for one day while an old footbridge was removed which had reached the end of its life.

Mike Johnson, Bridge and Highway Structures Manager at South Gloucestershire Council, said: “During the upcoming closure, we will be 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 will be in place while the work is carried out via Signal Road access ramp, Teewell Hill, Teewell Avenue, Seymour Road, High Street, Soundwell Road, Page Road, Upper Station Road and Acacia Road before re-joining the railway path via the access track.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to your journey while these essential works are carried out.

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