Published: September 2, 2013
Work to start on £28,000 extension to River Brue footpath in Highbridge

Work is to begin this month on building a new £28,000 extension to the footpath that runs alongside the River Brue in Highbridge.

The new route for pedestrians and cyclists will fill in the 'missing link' in the path on the north side of the River Brue between Alexander Court, near the Highbridge Hotel, and the railway station.

Work on building the new path is scheduled to begin on September 9th and be complete within four weeks.

The missing section of the path will run from Alexander Court to Station Walk and will provide improved access from Highbridge Railway Station to the town centre.

The scheme is mostly funded by contributions from property developers of nearby properties with a small input by Sedgemoor District Council.

Sedgemoor District Council's Tom Dougall told "The council has been keen to see the north side of the River Brue opened up to the public for some time and this work will provide the missing link - about 45 metres of footpath."

The scheme was designed by Sustrans and the works will be carried out on behalf of Sedgemoor District Council by Larry Walker Groundworks. The scheme has been designed to meet the Environment Agency's specification on flood protection.

Pictured: The existing riverside footpath in Highbridge which will be extended

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