More work to be carried out on cycle path as calls made to maintain pressure for its completion

August 30 2016

FUNDING has been allocated for further work to be carried out on the Yate spur cycle path during the current financial year.

FUNDING has been allocated for further work to be carried out on the Yate spur cycle path during the current financial year.

Westerleigh councillor Claire Young said South Gloucestershire Council had secured £400,000 for the project, which comes after the recent completion of work on the section of path between Nibley Lane and the Shire Way railway viaduct.

Councillor Young said consultation was also set to start over a pedestrian refuge at the Nibley Lane junction, the path under the viaduct and the Shire Way section. 

The council was also working towards securing land for the Westerleigh Road to Broad Lane section.

But while welcoming progress, Mrs Young said more funding would be needed in future years for the construction of the path between Dodmoor Crossing and Nibley Lane.

She said: “This is arguably one of the parts of the route that will bring the biggest safety improvements. We need to keep up the pressure to make sure this important cycle route is completed.”