Bridleway works begin

PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 November 2013


WORK has begun on improving a Portbury bridleway for cyclists and horseriders.

The route, running between Portishead, Portbury Dock and Pill, is popular with leisure users and also offers an alternative for commuters who do not want to use the A369.

Vegetation will be cut back along a 2km section while compacted gravel strips for horseriders and tarmac strips for cyclists will be installed at several pinch points along the route. The rough, muddy section connecting to Royal Portbury Dock Road will be improved with tarmac and a 2m-wide verge will be created for equestrian use.

The enhancements are part of North Somerset Council’s phased programme to improve cycle links in the Portishead area. Improvements between Sheepway and Portbury have already been completed.

The Portbury bridleway improvements are due to be completed by Christmas.

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