Release Date: 13 September 2012
The major canal building work at Capels Mill will be on view to the public this weekend. Three viewing areas are being set up to allow a close up look at the £2m scheme.
Work involves creating 330m of new canal through a sloping area which was also used as a rubbish tip in the past. The original line of the canal here disappeared in the 1980s, when Dr Newtons Way was built.
"This is a great opportunity to see work in progress," said Cllr Roger Sanders, the council's Executive Member for Regeneration. "Normally, we see projects like this before work starts and once they're finished, but not everything in between. I'm sure people will be surprised by the complexity of the project and will find this a real eye opener."
The viewing areas will be open from 1pm - 4pm on Friday (14th September) and 10am - 1pm on Saturday (15th September). Engineers and members of Stroud District Council's Canal Team will be on hand to explain the works and answer questions.