Temporary Closure of A4069 Amman Road in Brynamman for Essential Repairs

108 days ago

Coal Authority in collaboration with Neath Port Talbot Council, have announced a planned temporary closure of the A4069 Amman Road in Lower Brynamman, necessitated by essential ground stabilisation works following a recent ground collapse.

On January 18th, the Coal Authority was alerted to a significant ground collapse near the A4069 Amman Road in Lower Brynamman. Immediate action was undertaken to secure the area, resulting in a partial road closure to facilitate detailed ground investigations. These investigations have since confirmed that the collapse was due to historical coal mine workings beneath the surface.

The initial response included stabilising the ground collapse with stone to prevent further subsidence. Following this, the Coal Authority, have designed a permanent solution to fully address the underlying issues and ensure the long-term safety and stability of the road.

To undertake this work the road will have to be closed, the planned road closure will commence on April 2nd and will last for a duration of three weeks. During this period, comprehensive repairs will be carried out to permanently resolve the issues caused by the historical coal mine workings. The road will be fully closed to all traffic to facilitate the necessary works safely and efficiently.

Transport arrangements for learners residing in Carmarthenshire and attending Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera will remain unchanged, as confirmed by Neath Port Talbot Council. However, learners from Neath Port Talbot’s area in Lower Brynamman will experience revised schedules, with transport starting earlier and arriving home later due to the detour required between Upper and Lower Brynamman via Pontardawe.

For ongoing updates and further information regarding the road closure and works, residents and commuters are encouraged to visit the Neath Port Talbot Council’s website at: Road Works and Road Closures - Neath Port Talbot Council. Additionally, people can visit Traveline.Cymru or call 0800 464 0000 for more information.

Furthermore, Coal Authority is launching a community website to act as a central platform for sharing timely updates during the crucial ground stabilisation works.