It has been confirmed that the long awaited new Dyfi Bridge will be completed by "the turn of the year".

Construction began two years ago but a new bridge has been spoken about for decades following multiple floodings and concerns over the structural integrity of the existing bridge.

Wales’ Economy Minister confirmed the news that the bridge in Machynlleth would be completed by the end of the year following a question from Montgomeryshire MS Russell George – after the delays that have set the project back, meaning it would miss its summer 2023 target.


“Along with people who have to live with the problems of the existing bridge in and around Machynlleth, I am frustrated that we have had delays, especially considering how busy that area can get at summertime,” said Mr George.

“However, I am happy to have the Minister inform me in the Senedd that the bridge should be finished and the road opened before the end of the year, meaning we don’t have long to wait.”

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Mr George said that the question was prompted by a statement in the Senedd this week on economic development in Mid Wales where he also questioned the Minister on the release of the final list of projects funded through the Mid Wales Growth Deal and the lack of land available for commercial use.

“Getting this new bridge will eliminate the old problem of road closures due to flooding, will give drivers confidence instead of having to navigate a narrow bridge on a tight corner, and ensure traffic moves far more smoothly,” added Mr George.

“Following the construction of the Newtown Bypass a few years ago, I will continue to champion in getting investment into Mid Wales.”