A new end date has been revealed for a popular towpath used by walkers and school students.

The work involves a resurfacing of an 800-metre area of the towpath along the Grand Union Canal between Nash Mills Lane in Apsley and the River Gade lakes, north of Kings Langley.

It will be completed at the end of August having started on June 12.

Initially it was supposed to start on April 17 and finish on June 26, but work was delayed due to issues with the Canal and River Trust’s sub-contractor.

The work will take place between, bridge 155, Red Lion Bridge and end at bridge 157, Tooveys foot bridge.   

Until the work has been completed, public access will be suspended but a diversion route will be put in place.

It is hoped that once the path is upgraded more people in the community will cycle and walk.

Watford Observer: Work is expected to be completed by the end of AugustWork is expected to be completed by the end of August (Image: Hemel Garden Communities)

Hemel Garden Communities was awarded government funding for the project through the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, as part of the Garden Communities Programme.

The improvements will be delivered in partnership with Three Rivers District Council, Dacorum Borough Council and Nash Mills and Kings Langley Parish Councils, who have all also contributed financially, with the support of Hertfordshire County Council and the Canal & River Trust.