Press Release

Cwmavon Road Landslip Update 12.1.18

12 January 2018

Although Neath Port Talbot Council engineering staff managed to re-open Cwmavon Road in Port Talbot to one-lane traffic just nine days after a major landslip, it could now take several months before the road is finally returned to two-way traffic.

Cwmavon Road Landslip Update 12.1.18

Council Engineers have held an initial meeting with a specialist design contractor to discuss mitigation measures and the design of a permanent solution to allow the road to fully re-open to two-way traffic.

The landslip happened after a period of very heavy rain on December 30, 2017 and staff worked quickly to remove almost 300 tonnes of debris allowing the road to re-open with one lane closed by January 8 this year.

Now, further testing and analysis of the rock along the very steep bank where the landslip happened is required before a final design solution can be implemented, materials procured and manufactured and a civil engineering construction contract let to carry out the physical construction work.

This will take several months and the temporary lane closure and traffic lights will need to remain in operation for safety reasons.

The Council will be funding all the necessary works in order to fully re-open the highway affected by the landslip above Cwmavon Road which happened on unregistered  land not owned by the Council.

For more information contact:

Councillor Charlotte Galsworthy
07939 538190

Councillor Rhidian Mizen
07813 711212

Councillor David Whitelock
Phone:  01639 792534
Mobile:  07866 763888

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