Posted: Wed 1st Feb 2017

Road Closure Arranged For Essential Repair Works

This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Feb 1st, 2017

A trunk road in south Powys is to close this week for eleven days so essential repair works can be carried out, motorists are being warned. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Powys County Council has issued the warning ahead of the closure of the A479 at Whitelow Farm near Pengenfford. The works are needed to replace a culvert following a landslip. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Contractors have started the repair works but they will require a full road closure in both directions for 11 days to carry out the works safely. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The closure will come into force from 8am on Saturday 4 February until 5pm on Tuesday 14 February. It will be closed for all vehicles and pedestrians. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

During the road closure, an official diversion route will be sign-posted to inform motorists of the closure. The diversion route is: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

• Westbound traffic – Divert onto the A40 at Nant –y-ffiyn towards Brecon then the A470 to Bronllys ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

• Southbound traffic – Divert onto the A438 then A470 towards Brecon, then the A40 towards Crickhowell. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

After the repair works at Whitelow Farm have finished on 14 February, further essential works will also be carried out on the A479 between Tre-Walkin junction and Cwmdu. For safety reason, intermittent closure of discrete road sections will be required as works progress along the route. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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