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Stabilisation work nearly completed on Port Talbot landslip

b4286 cwmavon road in port talbot

Stabilisation work to fully re-open the landslide hit B4286 Cwmavon Road in Port Talbot is nearing completion.

The landslide, on 30 December 2017, saw around 300t of debris cleared from the road to allow it to re-open with one lane closed and traffic lights, despite further slips in February.

six-month programme of remedial work, started in April, with stabilisation work being undertaken by Quantum Geotechnical. This has included abseiling on the slope to put in place more than 400 rock anchors to stabilise the embankment.

Extensive tree management work has also been carried out on the slope to eliminate the loading presented by the trees and a 2.5m tall by 130m long catch-fence has been installed.

Neath Port Talbot Council’s cabinet member for streetscene and engineering Ted Latham said: “This has been a major operation for our engineering team and it has also been a very complex one.

“To get the road back to two-way traffic less than a year after a serious landslide, with workers having to cope with the extreme steepness of that slope, is quite an achievement and I thank all those involved.

“I also want to thank local residents who have been very co-operative at a time when a major road link in their community has been reduced to one-way traffic.”

The temporary closure of the road will be lifted when the engineering work comes to an end later this month when the B4286 will be returned to two-way traffic.

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