Major litter-picking project to start along the Ring Road

Every year South Gloucestershire Council spends several weeks, usually over the summer, clearing rubbish from along the A4174 Ring Road as well as cleaning out gullies, grass cutting and road sweeping.

For the second year in a row though, the council says it needs to carry out an additional schedule to clear the Ring Road because of the huge amount of rubbish and litter that has accumulated.

There will be lane closures on different sections of both sides of the carriageway, starting next Tuesday (16th February) with the section between Hicks Gate and Marsham Way in Longwell Green.

The project is expected to run until Friday 12th March.  The council apologises for the closures that will cause disruption and delays.

It urges people: “Do not throw rubbish from your vehicle – take it home and put it in your bin or recycling containers.

“It’s never OK to litter; it harms wildlife and livestock, pollutes the environment and can cause accidents on our roads.”

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