Another delay to the towpath closure at University station

From the Canal & River Trust:

“Some of you may be aware of the difficulties encountered at the University Station towpath access site, and have no doubt seen that progress has been very slow recently. The towpath at this site is host to numerous underground services which have, in one way or another, caused some significant delays to the programme until they can be suitably diverted. We believe we’ve resolved the issues now and would hope to accelerate the scheme henceforth to install the new access steps. Unfortunately these delays, together with some recent bouts of vandalism, have had an effect to the programme which forces an extension to the current towpath closure between The Dingle and Somerset Rd Bridge. The re-opening date is now scheduled to be 11th November. I’m really sorry for the inconvenience that this will undoubtedly cause to you all. Suffice to say we’re increasing resource on site to bring about the swiftest possible conclusion to these works. In the meantime I’ll keep you all updated as the scheme progresses and have my fingers crossed for smooth progress henceforth. ”

Now just imagine if the A38 was closed for three months…