Temporary road closure as essential bridge upgrade gets underway

Friday 1st October 2021 3:00 pm
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Upgrade work will start at Pant Eidal underbridge next week

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A ROAD will temporarily close to allow work to be carried out on a railway bridge.

Network Rail will renew Pant Eidal underbridge to allow trains to run safely and efficiently.

One lane of the A493 in Aberdyfi will close between Trefri Lodge and the access road to Gogarth Hall so Network Rail can carry out the work safely. Traffic lights will be in place from Monday 4 October to Friday 22 October.

The road either side of the bridge will be completely closed from 8am on Sunday 10 October until 8pm on Wednesday 13 October. During this time, Network Rail and contractors, Centregreat, will use a crane to remove the old bridge.

Network Rail has written to people living near the work site and has worked closely with Gwynedd Council to make sure a fully signposted diversionary route is in place for road traffic.

Laura Townsend, scheme project manager for Network Rail, said: “Renewing Pant Eidal underbridge will mean we can continue to run a safe, efficient and reliable railway.

“I’m sorry the work may be disruptive to the local community. We have worked hard to minimise the disruption as much as possible.

“We have planned for this work to be carried out at the same time as our Barmouth Viaduct upgrade to prevent us closing the railway line on a separate occasion.

"It also means we can avoid the busy summer season for the popular tourist spot of Aberdyfi.”

Passengers using rail replacement services are reminded to check before travelling. Information on rail replacement services can be found at www.tfwrail.wales/

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