February 26, 2021

Newyddion Cymru Ar-Lein : Wales News Online

Newyddion Lleol a Chenedlaethol Cymru – Local and National News for Wales

Repair works continue on road affected by extreme rainfall near Bronwydd

WORK is continuing on a road in Carmarthen affected by a landslip caused by heavy rainfall.

Extreme weather just before Christmas left the B4301 near Felinfach Bronwydd extensively damaged when it took away the main support embankment.

Funding has now been secured from the Welsh Government to complete the repair works on the rural stretch which is also above a watercourse.

Investigation and survey works have already been undertaken with the rest of the repairs expected to take around 14 weeks to complete.

Diversions are in place to protect public safety.

Executive board member for environment, Cllr Hazel Evans said:

“Following the landslide on Saturday, December 19 we carried out prompt works to undertake the required site investigation, survey works and scheme design.

The damage was extensive – it took away the main support embankment undermining the road foundations and it is also above a watercourse. The road has been closed and a diversionary route via the A485 put in place to maintain public safety.

It is anticipated the repair works will take some months to complete. We appreciate there will be disruption but please bear with us whilst we undertake these major and necessary works.”

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