As most of us are only too well aware, the scheme to restore the route of the Stroudwater Navigation Canal across the A38 (and eventually the Motorway) is now well advanced.
This part of the plan is being paid for out of a Highways special budget. It was in order to build the M5 and the A419 link road that the original stone arched bridge carrying the canal over the A38 was destroyed.
Hopes are high that money from the Lottery Heritage fund will be awarded next month to complete this whole phase and restore the ‘missing mile’.
BBC Points West aired a special report from Steve Knibbs who visited the engineering works in September, and you can see the clip of the broadcast here: