Where and Why?
The A479 was closed following the landslip during Storm Dennis.
Works to renew and improve highway drainage have now been successfully completed. This will reduce the risk of further deterioration before and after the permanent slope works are carried out.
Unfortunately, statutory land processes and detailed design work have taken longer than initially anticipated, due to unforeseen circumstances. This has delayed the major slope geotechnical repair works which require access to areas outside of the current highway boundary. Works are now re-commencing and are programmed to be completed in Late Spring 2021.
Diversions and Safety Measures
The alternative route for southbound through traffic is via the westbound A438 to Pont-y-bat, south-westbound A470 to Brecon and south-eastbound A40 to the A40/A479 junction at Nantyffin: vice versa for northbound vehicles
For further information, please contact Traffic Wales on 0300 123 1213 or via Twitter @TrafficWalesN.