Boats can moor on towpath during works

BaNES Council and CRT have made it clear that despite a 6-month Traffic Regulation Order to close the towpath during works to construct a new cycle path surface, boaters will still be able to moor their boats. The towpath will be only closed on an ad-hoc basis as the works progress from Beckford Rd in Bath to Tyning Rd in Bathampton. CRT say that there will be “minor mooring restrictions” during the works to enable the boat carrying materials to get to the bank to unload and “boating customers needing to get to/from their boats will be permitted access throughout the project”.

Here is the text of the Traffic Regulation Order:

THTTC1300 – TOWPATH CLOSURE, BQ43 / AQ92d / BA1/5, BATHAMPTON, BATH – TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF USE BY PEDESTRIANS – ORDER 2016

Notice is hereby given that the Bath and North East Somerset Council in pursuance of the provisions of section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 intends to make an order the effect of which will be to close Towpaths BQ43, AQ92d and BA1/5 running east between Beckford Road to Meadow Lane and between Meadow Lane to Tyning Road, Bathampton, Bath.

This order is required because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the towpath consequent upon the facilitation of resurfacing and improvement works to the riverside path by Bath and North East Somerset Council and will be operative from 29th February 2016 for a maximum period of 6 months. The towpath will only be restricted as and when traffic signs are in position and may not be effected for the whole of the period but only for so long as is necessary to execute the works. This is anticipated to be for a period of 3 months.

Alternative route:

1: Beckford Road – A36 Warminster Road – Bathampton Lane – Meadow Lane and vice versa

2: Meadow Lane – Bathampton Lane – High Street – Tyning Road and vice versa

Applicant details: Alison Sherwin, Bath and North East Somerset Council

Telephone details: 01225 394406

Dated: 11th February 2016

Traffic Management Team

Lewis House

Manvers Street,

Bath BA1 1JG

Martin Shields

Divisional Director

See also http://kanda.boatingcommunity.org.uk/banes-to-hold-consultation-sessions-on-towpath-upgrade/

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