Haverfordwest bridge replacement events

Haverfordwest bridge replacement
Credit: Network Rail

Haverfordwest residents are invited by Network Rail to drop in events to find out more about the upcoming bridge replacement.

The Milford Road railway bridge replacement will be delivered in February 2019.

Between Friday 15 and Monday 18 February, Network Rail engineers will demolish the existing railway bridge deck and install a new structure as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan to improve the reliability of the railway.

As a result of the work, the A4076 at Milford Road railway bridge on Dredgeman Hill will be closed to traffic, except for residents within the road closure and emergency services, from 7 pm on Friday 15 February until 6 am on Monday 18 February.

A signposted diversion route will be in place, with a shuttle bus service in operation for pedestrians and cyclists needing to pass under Milford Road railway bridge during the closure.

Buses will replace trains between Whitland and Milford Haven on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February.

For teams to complete preparatory and finishing works safely and effectively, there will be single lane traffic management system in place overnight at the bridge on Dredgeman Hill on the A4076, intermittently up until Sunday 3 March.

A ‘drop-in’ event for residents and local businesses will take place on Thursday 31 January from 3pm to 6pm at the Merlins Bridge Welfare Hall, Pembroke Road, SA61 1JW.

What did the officials say?

Rhys Howells, scheme project manager for Network Rail in Wales and Borders, said:

“We understand that closing the roads for any length of time is inconvenient and we thank the local community, road users and rail passengers for bearing with us whilst we complete the essential replacement of Milford Road railway bridge.

“We have been working closely with our partners to minimise disruption, and to develop the diversionary routes. I would encourage anyone wishing to find out more about these essential works to attend the drop-in session, where we will be happy to answer any questions.”

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