Green Route - Small Heath Highway between Coventry Road and Grand Union Canal
The existing route is 1.2m wide and is largely un-surfaced from the Small Heath Highway leading to the Grand Union canal.
The proposed route follows the existing route along the un-surfaced path. The proposed path is a 2m wide tar, spray and chip path with timber edging. Due to the physical restrictions of the site a 2m wide path is the maximum size that can be constructed. The path will be swept remove loose chippings.
Additional stone will be used to raise the path to help with potential drainage problems. The proposed cross fall of the path is 1 in 50 to help the water easily flow off the surface. Additional drainage will be provided if required. A Stymie gate is proposed where the route joins the highway. The route is narrow at the central point and there is a significant drop to the river levels. Gabion walls are proposed to widen the path, including a metal handrail for safety.
It should be noted that highway work is required to link this section of Green Route to the Cole Valley Route north at the Coventry Road.
Depending on the weather and ground conditions, construction is expected to start in March 2014 and be completed in May 2014.
The proposed works are shown in the plan below: