Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

Start date: July 20, 2020

Est. end if know: October 11, 2020

Stoppages & Restrictions

Towpath improvements from Gloucestershire College to Monk Meadow Basin.
Starts At: Bridge 24, Llanthony Lift Bridge
Ends At: Monk Meadow Oil Dock

TOWPATH CLOSURE (8am Monday 20 July until 6pm Saturday 10 October 2020)

Gloucester & Sharpness Towpath Works

Further to the information below, please be aware that these improvements will now be commencing on Monday 20th July, two days earlier than previously notified. The moorings at the front of Sainsbury’s will remain suspended for approximately 12 weeks, until work is complete.

In addition, there are some changes to the programme and planned closures, as below:-

Phase One: We will be working on the section from the College and St Anne Way Bridge to Sainsbury’s, between 20th July and 10th August. Pedestrian access will be possible throughout, but it is important that cyclists dismount when passing the works.

Phase Two:  The towpath from Sainsbury’s and around Monk Meadow basin will be closed to the public from August 10th until 10th September. Improvements around the basin will be completed in two separate sections so that pedestrian access to the moorings only can be maintained.

Phase Three: The area fronting Sainsbury’s and under St. Anne Way bridge (where the compound was established) will be completed by 10th October. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout, although there may be brief closures to for some site operations, such as to move plant around safely.

We will make every effort to keep this information up to date, but things may change at short notice, due to variables such as weather, local site conditions and the contractor’s rate of progress. Please take care when passing the site, follow any advice from contractors staff and observe local signage which will carry up to date information