Road closures for Oldbury on Severn drainage works

August 23 2018

Major disruption is on the cards for the main road in Oldbury on Seven as the next stage of drainage works gets underway.

The initial road affected is Church Hill, near the Anchor Inn pub. 

Residents will be able to access their homes, and a diversion will be in place. South Gloucestershire’s Flood Resilience team will provide more information about when the closure will take place. 

The news came at a meeting held for local residents, which attracted over 70 people.  They were told that later in the year Chapel Road and Camp Road will also be closed. 

Work already carried out includes; repairing or replacing flap valves, inspecting culverts, installing water level gauges, and identifying repairs to the flood prevention wall in Chapel Road. 

Oldbury Lane in Thornbury will also be closed although this isn’t expected until January 2019, and more detailed information will be given to residents nearer the time. 

South Gloucestershire Council has been awarded a £3.35 million grant to improve flood resilience at nine sites in the area. It says if the work isn’t done, roads will flood more frequently and could be damaged.