Passage Road area to New Passage

Current status

We have completed some sections of the new flood wall at Aust Wharf Road and expect to complete all sections by spring 2022. We have installed a section of new filter drainage system at Passage Road adjacent to the earth flood embankment which we have raised. Works are ongoing to raise sections of the road to tie in with the new defences. Excavation works have commenced at two of four new flood gate locations.

Improvements to existing earth embankments are in progress and set to be complete in autumn/winter 2022.

Works are ongoing to raise existing outfall structures at Cake Pill, Chestle Pill and Cotteralls Pill. At New Passage we are constructing a flood defence wall.

Work planned

We will install new flood gates, one of which will be on top of the new road ramp at the northern end of Passage Road, near Old Passage.


The works will reduce the risk to homes and agricultural land between on Aust Wharf Road and Passage Road from flooding, as well as improving the Severn Way footpath through the area.

Work impact notices

For information on the temporary footpath closures in this area,  see here.