Path closure

CYCLISTS and pedestrians are being warned that a busy section of the Bristol & Bath Railway Path will have to close this year.

South Gloucestershire Council has published a closure order for the stretch of path between Station Road, near the Staple Hill tunnel, and the old Mangotsfield Station, for up to a month between now and July.

A council spokesperson said the closure was necessary to rebuild a section of retaining wall that runs along the edge of the path to the east of the footbridge at Charnhill Crescent.

The spokesperson added: “We are in the process of appointing a specialist contractor and although we don’t have a start date for the work at this stage, we hope to begin at some point in the coming months.”

The council is also considering wider improvements to the path.