Footpath by river to remain closed until September
The Brentford section of the Thames Path is getting an upgrade.
The path, which runs between Brentford High Street and Point Wharf, is the only long distance path to follow a river for most of its length.
Ongoing work on Thames Path
Hounslow Highways, working on behalf of Hounslow Council, is restoring the footpath on the local 230 metre stretch .
The path’s old surface is being excavated and replaced with new Tegula block paving, which the Council say will make the path better for pedestrians and give it a more traditional look. Hounslow Highways will also prune and trim vegetation and shrubbery.
Deputy Leader of Hounslow Council, Councillor Amrit Mann, said, “Improvements the Hounslow section of the Thames Path mean more people will be encouraged to enjoy this delightful traffic-free route.”
Work to upgrade the path began on 20 July and is expected to be completed by the end of September. During this time the footpath will remain closed to pedestrians, with a diversion route in place.
Hounslow Highways Service Director, Rob Gillespie, said: “Preserving Hounslow’s heritage and character is an important facet of the work we undertake across the borough.
“One of 15 national trails, the Thames Path runs from the Cotswolds to London. We are very pleased to be restoring a part of one of these important national trails in England and Wales.”
August 24, 2015