Monday 12 April 2021
UPDATE - the A466 will now close on 26th April
The Community Council have been advised that the road closure has been delayed as the recent cold spell prevented the possible emergence of hibernating bats.
We are now advised that the road will close on Monday 26 April and is again scheduled for 4 weeks.
Thursday 25 March
A466 Tintern to St Arvans Closure - Wyndcliffe
Update from Stephen Baldwin, Project Engineer (Structures), Highway & Flood Management
"I have an update to share with you regarding the forthcoming scheduled works on the A466 at Wyndcliffe and I can confirm the following:
Welsh Government grant funding has been secured.
Tree felling works are scheduled to start on 29th March.
Alun Griffiths Contractors has been awarded the contract and will start on site on 6th April as hoped. Part of the first week will be site set up and it is expected that the full closure will commence w/c 12th April.
The contractor proposes to work a 6 day week meaning the road closure should be slightly less than the 4 weeks previously discussed. The works are scheduled to be complete before the first May bank holiday (again, as hoped). I say this with the caveat of finding unexpected matters when they are working or cold weather delaying the start due to bats, but everything in our control is in place to achieve this.
The Contractor has allowed in his method statement to allow for pedestrians and cyclists to be escorted/walk their bikes through the site.
There is a pre-contract meeting arranged for next Monday (29th) and if any of the above changes I will let you know.
The last update from Gloucester County Council’s regarding their works near Redbrook suggests they are on schedule to finish on time.
Everything seems to have gone to plan so far and I’m hoping the works themselves go smoothly."