Posted: Thu 4th Feb 2016

Dyfi Bridge

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016

Plans to publish official orders for a new bridge over the River Dyfi near Machynlleth next month have been welcomed by Powys County Council. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Welsh Government has announced that it will publish draft Statutory Orders and an environmental statement in March setting out the land they need to construct the new road and bridge. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Responses to the information will be used to help decide if the project requires a public inquiry. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet member for Highways, Councillor John Brunt said; “News that the Welsh Government will soon be embarking on formal processes connected with this much needed scheme are to be welcomed. The problems connected with the bridge are well known and a replacement is long overdue. Work is scheduled to start next winter and when complete the new crossing will be a tremendous boost to the town and surrounding communities.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Welsh Government has already held public exhibition on the £24m investment plans for a new bridge joining the existing A487 approximately 480m upstream of the existing bridge and close to the Millennium cycle bridge. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The new bridge is scheduled to open by 2019. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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