A484 at Cwmduad partially re-opens following landslide

72 days ago

The A484 at Cwmduad has partially re-opened, following extensive work to clear and make the area safe after a landslide.

Carmarthenshire County Council’s highways team has been leading a highly complex operation to clear the highway and stabilise the land since October, when the landslide tragically claimed the life of a young man.

Traffic can travel through a single-lane of the stretch with signalised traffic management as work continues to rebuild a parapet wall before the road can be fully re-opened.

The operation has involved extensive clearance and reinstatement of land off the highway, with the creation of a 10 metre buffer zone; construction of a ramp from the highway to the river, to aid the recovery of lorry that was swept in with the force of the landslide; and clearance of silt from the highway.

More recent work has involved the construction of highway support and reinstatement of the bank to the east of the highway, as well as highway drainage clearance and reinstatement.

Cllr Hazel Evans, Executive Board Member for Environment, said: “We are pleased that we have been able to partially re-open this stretch of road after a highly complex operation involving a number of agencies. We appreciate the impact this has had on the community and regular commuters along this stretch, and are extremely grateful of both the patience and understanding of people as we worked to recover and repair.”