Third closure of Bristol Bath Railway Path

Some are calling it a conspiracy, but a third closure of a section of the massively popular Bristol Bath Cycle Path has been announced.

Unlike the first one at Staple Hill for tunnel repairs, this one will improve things for users.

Unlike the second one for resurfacing between Bitton and Saltford, there will be a signed diversion. [NEWSFLASH: “Alternative routes will be posted whilst maintenance work is carried out between Bitton & Saltford”]

This one is for an £80,000 improvement scheme to double the width of the narrowest section of the path from two metres to four metres on one of the busiest sections of the Bristol to Bath Cycle Path in Lawrence Hill. Work is due to start on Monday 20 April and is expected to be closed for about 10 weeks.

It’s going to be worth it as this section has always uncomfortable for all users with pedestrians and cyclists being forced to squeeze past each other in the narrow space.