Work Starts on Helix Project

The Helix project has given the go ahead for work to start on a programme of path upgrades.

Public realm specialists Land Engineering have been contracted to carry out footpath improvement works in the Abbotshaugh woodland area near Bainsford and Langlees in Falkirk.

Local residents can look forward to improved path surfaces, the removal of weeds and vegetation, and improved drainage. This will improve the surroundings and make the paths easier and safer to use. The initial paths contract is the first step in a programme of major improvements which will transform the Abbotshaugh woodland area.

It also represents the first physical activity on the Helix site which is set to be developed over the next three years into a high quality greenspace for Falkirk and Grangemouth. The path works will take approximately eight weeks to complete and focus on two of the Abbotshaugh woodland’s major pathways. One path runs adjacent to the Bainsford Burn whilst the other runs alongside the River Carron.

Councillor Craig R Martin that sits on the Helix board on behalf of Falkirk council says:

“It has been a long time coming, but this exciting first step into the Helix project will delight the public. Many of whom have been and are still involved in the creation of this project. I know there have been keen members of the public out with the Helix staff on these paths who have given their knowledge and thoughts on how to improve the area, and I am positive they and others will see the benefits when this first phase is complete”.

“The next 3 years will be exciting seeing the area improve bit by bit, I can’t wait for the day the last workmen downs tools and the public can enjoy all the new facilities for themselves”.

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