Bridge to be strengthened as temporary road closure announced in Bridgend County Borough

A temporary road closure will be in place on the A4061 Frithwaun Bridge between Blackmill and Pant-yr-Awel this weekend.

The closure is scheduled to take place from midnight on Saturday 6 February to 11.59am on Sunday 7 February in order to allow new bridge beams to be installed.

Cllr Richard Young, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “This essential work is the latest in a series of investments the council is making into local highways infrastructure, and forms part of a programme of work intended to refurbish, strengthen and repair local bridges.

“It will provide the Frithwaun bridge with a new lease of life, and will ensure that residents will be able to continue to safely use this important local link for many years to come.

“Every effort will be made to minimise inconvenience and complete the work as quickly as possible, and a diversionary route will be in place while it is underway.”

While the diversion is in place, First Cymru Buses Ltd has advised that its number 74 service will be diverted via the A4093 and Llanegeinor, and will be unable to serve stops through Blackmill and part of Bryncethin on Saturday and Sunday.

For more details about public transport services, visit the First Cymru Bridgend, Maesteg and Porthcawl Services webpage.