More details have been released regarding the month-long closure of the A493 in Machynlleth to accommodate works for the new Dyfi Bridge.

Griffiths LTD have announced that the proposed closure of a stretch of the A493 in front of Dyfi Cottages will be closed for a period of 30 days between February 11 and March 11, adding that “every effort will be made to reduce this timescale and open the road sooner”.

The A493 will be closed to all vehicle traffic over a length of about 100 metres along the front of the Dyfi Cottages at Pont ar Ddyfi, though access for pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained during this time.

Griffiths Ltd released a statement on what is being done to mitigate the impact of the closed road and clarify what works are being carried out during the month-long closure.

A spokesperson for Griffiths Ltd said: “To complete the work within the 30-day period and minimise the impact on school travel, works will need to take place during the school February half term period.

“A replacement bus service for the X29/ G21 will also be in operation during the road closure. This service will require passengers to embark/disembark at the roadworks and walk a short distance to board another bus on the opposite side of the roadworks to continue the journey.


“A free return taxi service will be available between the road closure site and Machynlleth for those requiring medical assistance only from services based in Machynlleth town and will be managed by Mach Taxis. The service will be available 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday throughout the period of the road closure.”

Signed diversion routes will also be in place during the closure.

The road is scheduled to be closed as part of the construction process for the New Dyfi Bridge, which will be open for the duration of the A493 closure.

The stretch of road in front of Dyfi Cottages is narrow and congested with several underground public utility services including a high-pressure water main, electricity and communication cables, limits the available route for the drainage works to the centre of the road.

A deep excavation is also needed to carry out the drainage improvement work and the safety measures to protect the workforce and public during excavation means that almost the full width of the carriageway is reportedly required for the work.