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B4251 Nine Mile Point Road, Wattsville landslip - update

Posted on : 22 Jan 2020

B4251 Nine Mile Point Road, Wattsville landslip - update

On Monday the 21st of October 2019 a landslip occurred on private land next to and supporting the B4251 near to its intersection with Hafod Tudor Terrace.

In the interests of public safety, 2 way traffic management was initially installed in order to safely maintain one-way vehicular passage along the east bound lane at this location. A contributory factor to the landslip was found to be a leaking Welsh Water main next to this location.

The leak to the Welsh Water main was addressed in December 2019. Work to undertake the reinstatement of support to the edge of the B4251 started in early January 2020. Several queries have been received from members of the public asking when the reinstatement work is going to commence. Work has started at the foot of the embankment and are not currently visible to the travelling members of the public from the B4251.

A decision to upgrade the traffic management to a 3 way traffic management arrangement was taken in mid – January due to genuine concerns for public safety following a number of instances involving traffic emerging from Hafod Tudor Terrace onto and conflicting with traffic on the B4251. It is appreciated that this has caused further delays to motorists travelling along the B4251 and was particularly an issue earlier this week due to an issue with the traffic lights.

We are currently engaging our traffic management contractor to man the lights between the traffic sensitive hours of 07:30 to 09:30 and 15:30 to 17:30 on weekdays in attempt to alleviate traffic congestion along the route.

We apologise for any delays or inconvenience caused as a result of these works.

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