A487 New Dyfi Bridge

Scheme outline

A new viaduct and bridge will be built to carry the A487 over the River Dyfi and surrounding floodplain north of Machynlleth, approximately 480 metres to the east of the existing bridge. The old Pont-ar-Ddyfi will remain open for local and pedestrian access only.

The main aims of this scheme are to improve journey reliability, and to protect the existing, Grade II*-listed bridge over the River Dyfi (Pont-ar-Ddyfi). The historic bridge is a cause of delays, both because of its narrowness, and also because it is frequently closed due to flooding, resulting in long diversions.

Timescale
2020-2022
Cost
£
46m
Status
In preparation
Type
Bypass or realignment
for use by all traffic
Highway authority
Funding
Welsh Government

Progress

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13 January 2020

Permission to construct has been given by Transport Minister Ken Skates. News reports suggest that construction could start in summer 2020 and be finished by summer 2022. The bridge is now estimated to cost £46m.

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With thanks to Michael Pritchard for information on this page.