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Stablisation work continues on Port Talbot landslip

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Remedial work on a landslip on a section of the B4286 Cwmavon Road in Port Talbot is continuing.

A six-month programme of remedial work, started in April, will fully re-open the road which was blocked by a landslide in December last year.

Stabilisation work is continuing on the site by Quantum Geotechnical, including the installation of a further 190 rock anchors, bringing the total to 517, and extensive tree-felling work.

Around 300t of debris was cleared from the road after the landslide to allow it to re-open with one lane closed and traffic lights, despite further slips in February.

Neath Port Talbot Council is funding the works on the steep area of unregistered land and the road will be closed temporarily from 18 August for nine days.

Neath Port Talbot Council’s cabinet member for streetscene and engineering Ted Latham said: “We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that may be caused but this is vital work which will lead to the safe and full re-opening of the B4286 Cwmavon Road, a vital artery between Port Talbot and the Afan Valley.”

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