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Disruptions update

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  • 05 Dec 2018
Landslide updated Dec 18

Dowlais High Street: During excavation works Welsh Water have discovered further issues with collapsed combined sewer main therefore it is anticipated that the High Street will be closed until January 2019. Due to vehicles speeding in the area which is causing a risk to Welsh Water operatives and the public, the extent of the road closure will be increased to include the junction at Market Street leading on to the High Street.  Full access will remain to OP Chocolates and the Engine House. 

Dowlais High Street has re-opened


Ffynnon Dwyn: Following the landslide at Ffynon Dwyn, work has started to construct a 5m high retaining wall to support the highway with associated drainage work. It is anticipated that the highway will be re-opened by the 14th December.  

Ffynnon Dwyn has re-opened


Pontsticill: Works to address the landslide at Pontsarn are far more complex due to the poor ground conditions and the potential for a further landslide. A drill rig is currently onsite carrying out boreholes and extracting soil samples to supplement a detailed ground investigation. Following this an appropriate method of slope stabilisation will be designed. It is anticipated that the closure of the stretch of road between Pontsarn and Pontsticill (near the Spanish house) will be in place until the end of February 2019 however we will post further updates to our social media account as and when they are available.

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