A series of public meetings will be held in Machynlleth over the potential road closures in January 2024 to accommodate work on the new Dyfi bridge.

From January 15 to February 13, a stretch of the A493 in front of Dyfi Cottages by the old bridge, could be closed in order to complete drainage works for the new Dyfi Bridge, which is set to open in spring 2024.

The Welsh Government released a statement to say that they are aware of the concerns surrounding such a closure, and discussions are ongoing between local authorities and Alun Griffiths Contractors, who are carrying out the work on behalf of the Welsh Government.

They also said: “As you will be aware, this section of the A493 is very narrow and to safely undertake the drainage works required, a road closure will be necessary to halt vehicle access for a period.

“The Welsh Government is aware of the inconvenience this will cause and the project team are currently considering mitigating options.”

Alun Griffiths Contractors will be holding a series of drop-in sessions at their offices at the Dyfi Eco Park to provide more details of the closures, the required work and give the public a chance to voice any concerns.

The meetings will be held on October 25, from 2pm to 7pm, October 26, from 9am to 3pm, October 31, from 2pm to 7pm, and November 1, from 9am to 3pm.